Description of work of art:
A pencil drawing on a sheet torn from a sketchbook. Perforations Intact. The subject matter is extremely unusual for this artist, presumably representing Garcia with his youngest child, Keelin. The drawing was made in 1992, when Keelin was five years old. The personal nature of the statement is unique in Garcia’s oeuvre.
The personal calligraphy is unmistakably Garcia’s. The pencil technique compares with other known and signed pencil works and is authentic and solely the work of Jerry Garcia. Provenance confirms this evaluation.
Provenance, signature, date, documentation:
Drawn during the period 1990-1992 during which the artist filled many small sketchbooks, and it was held in the household Garcia shared with Manasha Matheson-Garcia and Keelin Garcia.
Signed, dated 1997 on reverse by Manasha Matheson-Garcia. Otherwise unsigned.
Examined by Roberta Weir on Sept 19, 1997
This description and provenance taken directly from Weir Gallery Graphics COA.