ARTIST SERIES

John Button, Untitled
Untitled
John Button, Untitled
Untitled
John Button, Untitled
Untitled
John Button, Untitled 5
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John Button, Untitled #76
Untitled #76
John Button, Untitled #238
Untitled #238
John Button, Untitled #103
Untitled #103
John Button, Untitled #158
Untitled #158
John Button, Untitled #177
Untitled #177
John Button, Untitled #187
Untitled #187
John Button, Untitled #257
Untitled #257
John Button, Untitled #362
Untitled #362

John Button (1929-1982) was a fine draftsman and drew from life models throughout his career. However, little known are his sketches of male nudes—studio models from the School of Visual Arts (where Button taught), as well as personal acquaintances. Tim Dlugos writes: “The setting and the artist’s tools are as stripped down as the models: a naked man, a pencil, and a sheet of paper. Button creates erotic tension in these drawings not by addition . . . but by a remarkable effective process of subtraction.”

Work by John Button