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Gallery 98

Art Ephemera from the 1970s – 1990s

From the Exhibition: The Anomalous Baird Jones (1955–2008)

Exchanging “two drawings…for big stack of photos,” ink on paper, 1986

Martin Wong, receipt to Baird Jones, 1986. Ink on paper, 8″ x 10″.

Wong’s handwritten receipt, embellished with a sketch of a monstrous creature, documents the context for his two drawings of Baird. The text reads as follows:

GIVEN to BAIRD JONES

two (2) PORTRAIT DRAWINGS of HISSELF [sic]

IN EXCHANGE FOR BIG STACK of PHOTOS

Martin Wong

AUGUST 20th 1986

Price upon request

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From the Exhibition: The Anomalous Baird Jones (1955–2008)