The Eccentric Art of Lewis Smith: Sketches

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These are a few of a series of sketches, mostly in ballpoint ink, on 9" by 12" off-white sketch paper. Many are two sided. They cover a wide range of images. They are faintly yellowed, and most have a pinhole on one side. Lewis preferred to use recycled and imperfect materials in his art - it reflected the value he saw in everyday objects that others discarded.

Note: the scanner gave these pictures some unevenness in color that these sketches do not have in person.

Lewis Smith sketch
Two sided: Woman and heart ... "See Alliance First".
LS140: $250.00.
Women intertwinedWomen with fish
Two sided: Women intertwined ... Women with fish.
LS112: $250.00.

 

LS80 diner sketch LS81 diner sketch LS82 diner sketch

 

Next are some 2-panel diner sketches. These are each drawn in ballpoint pen on two separate sheets of sketch paper, and measure 9" high by 24" wide. They are very detailed, with humor and social observation. Please note that all the pieces are rectangular. They may look skewed because of camera angles. The color and darkness of the drawing is stronger than shown. The closest, but still not as strong, are in the biggest close-ups. The thumbnail picture below is a detail view showing only a portion of one drawing.

Lewis Smith diner drawingFree Telephone "All Newspapers 1¢". One half has a bonus drawing on the reverse. The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: LS80.   Overall image ... Best closeup for color and detail ... Closeup of left half ... Closeup of right half ... Detail of drawing on reverse.

Lewis Smith diner drawingLegal Tender Lunch Room "Ice Cream on Saturdays". The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: LS81.   Overall image ... Best closeup for color and detail ... Closeup of left half ... Closeup of right half.

Lewis Smith diner drawingGibson House Crestline "Nickelodeons Up Stairs". The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: LS82.   Overall image ... Best closeup for color and detail ... Closeup of left half ... Closeup of right half.

Lewis Smith diner drawingEnon Valley Station "Red Onion Lunch House". The price is $475.00. Inventory Code: LS83.   Overall image ... Best closeup for color and detail ... Closeup of left half ... Closeup of right half.

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