Model No.3 “Paper Cuts”

Model No.3 ``Paper Cuts``

by Mike Pitzer, 1988

When I was just out of ArtCenter College of Design, I was fascinated by the work of Patrick Nagel and Dennis Muki. I couldn’t afford any of their art, but I loved the sophistication of design, the flat colors, and the art deco influence. I couldn’t lay down colors as flat as these two, but I could cut Canson paper exactly as I wanted which allowed me to create my own Nagel-inspired art. It also helped me to get the girl I was no longer dating out of my head by creating a piece of art of her. There’s probably an entire chapter in Sigmund Freud’s book, “Interpretation of Dreams” about this.

  • Title: “Paper Cuts, Model #3”
  • Artist: Mike Pitzer
  • Medium: Canson Paper & Graphite on Illustration Board
  • Image Size: 19″ W x 20.625″ T
  • Signed & Dated: MPitzer 2/88
  • Series: “Paper Cuts”
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