Tuesday, April 04, 2006
prisoner in his own house
Sam Maitin, Prisoner in His Own House, c. 1964
(A more recognizable Sam Maitin) Wildflower, c. 1993
I recently purchased this piece (the top one) by the Philadelphia artist Sam Maitin from an antique store in Glenside. Its from the same place that I bought the Gropper pieces. Its small about 15 X 18 in. and the medium according to the back is "construction". I like the smeared lines and ink markings, and how it comes across as some kind of 3-D map. It also reminds me a little of that addictive marble maze game. One thing, I'm not too keen on the title, I think its a little much.
To know more about Sam Maitin check. http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v51/n16/death-sm.html