Graphite on paper
From the exhibition Many Things Placed Here and There: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery:
Edward Renouf met the Vogels through his daughter, Edda. He published a number of manifestos on his work, stating that his drawings use graphite or wax to “approximate unbroken continuity,” visible in the elaborate, intertwining, allover pattern of this drawing. Despite his own careful analysis, Renouf suggested that the viewer “stop thinking about art” and instead “look at it and live it!”–an ideology that resonates with the Vogels’ approach to collecting.
“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 178.