| Image Notes
Original and alternate title: Words by Ronald Vance.
| Artist's Notes
The 1976 oil-on-paper picture Hands Off Mayakovski, which was reproduced with your article inConnaissance des Arts (April 1977), is a study for an oil-on-canvas painting, same title. In the study, Mayakovski wears a comic-book-green suit. In the painting, the suit is comic-book purple. ... The oil-on-canvas painting Sebastian in the Kitchen is of course from the drawing you own, which was also reproduced in Connaissance. It is one of a series of three paintings, with Hands Off Mayakovski and Words By Ronald Vance (later retitled Seventeen by the artist). In the current show (at Allan Stone Gallery, New York) these pictures were hung in sequence: Sebastian, Mayakovski, Words By R.V. These three pictures can also be joined as a triptych. (George Deem, letter to Udo Kultermann, November 26, 1977)
Allan Stone Gallery, New York
On View Downtown Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana