Robert Barry (Subway Drawing)

William Anastasi


Anastasi began making his ongoing series of blind drawings in 1963. The subway drawings and theater drawings are subsets of this series that he creates with his eyes closed or blindfolded, and in situations where external factors, such as the motion of a subway car, or the duration of a play, determine the works’ visual form.

  • Titles Robert Barry (Subway Drawing) (Proper)
  • Artist William Anastasi, American, born 1933
  • Medium pencil on paper
  • Dimensions 7 1/2 x 11 5/16 in. (19.1 x 28.7 cm) frame: 10 7/16 x 14 3/16 in. (26.5 x 36 cm)
  • Credit Line Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Gift of Sally and Wynn Kramarsky in honor of Michael and Philippa Straus, AFI.2.2008, image © William Anastasi; used by permission.
  • Work Type drawing
  • Classification Drawings