The drawing explores several manifestations of the circular opening that would become a recurring motif in her sculpture after 1959. The effect Bontecou seems to pursue is the sense that a much deeper space lies behind the paper. The forms have a distinctly organic, extraterrestrial feel to them.
Inscribed in pencil, verso, l.l.: 55 Inscribed in pencil, verso, l.r.: 24 Inscribed in pencil, verso, right margin: "People and Places in Trouble"/ Fortune, March 1961 Inscribed in pencil, verso, u.l. margin: #794 Stamped form with two blanks completed in pencil, verso, l.r.: STORY NAME Poverty STORY DATE TAKEN FOR FORTUNE BY Walker Evans FORTUNE PICTURE NOT to be used For advertising or promotion CAPTION Stamped and numbered in pencil, verso, u.r.: Walker Evans V 83 (boxes around V and 83 see object file accession sheet for clarification)