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  • n. A form of crayon composed of water-soluble paint


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  • The exhibit, which runs through Aug. 28 before moving to San Francisco and Houston, showcases Mr. Serra's methods, which include pouring molten paintstick—a combination of pigment, oil and wax—onto a flat surface, pressing a mesh screen over the material, covering that with paper and pressing the back of the work with a metal tool before peeling the paper back to reveal the image.

    Sculpting on Paper

  • The black paintstick that Richard Serra uses in his drawings rarely produces the same effect: It can thicken like asphalt, pucker delicately like lace or pour down paper like a sheet of rain.

    Sculpting on Paper

  • Christie's Basquiat's "Untitled (Boxer)", an acrylic and oil paintstick on linen work owned by Metallica drummer Lar Ulrich, sold for $13.5 million.

    Fall's Contemporary Art Auctions

  • She was playing Wizard's Castle, lost in it, her gray eyes rimmed with smudged black paintstick.


  • He looked up, met gray eyes ringed with paintstick.


  • Each sheet contains three of four paintstick verticals, noting the shifting of the plates' upright edges.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • The next room contains two tall vertical paintstick drawings whose black-on-white shapes appear to foreshadow sculptures Serra would make years later, particularly "Ballast" 2006, his tall, two-plate vertical steel piece on the UC San Francisco Mission Bay campus.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • And finally, I wrapped up the day with some work on my two complex cloth pieces - I decided to use paintsticks on both of them - the first one, I didn't want anything too dominating, so I have used a pearl white paintstick all over with a flower texture plate underneath - the flowers are heavier in some places than others and I have let the edges of the plate show in places as well.

    Bank holiday sewing day


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