This and That: Gene Beery and Robyn O’Neil

by Caleb Bell April 25, 2023

“This and That” is an occasional series of paired observations. See past “This and That” posts here. – Ed.

Today: Headstones

A graphite drawing of a jagged tombstone. The text on the headstone reads the artist's name.

Robyn O’Neil, “It Could Have Been Worse,” 2013, graphite on paper, 22 1/4 x 15 inches


An artwork that features writing on a curved, headstone-shaped obejct.

Gene Beery, “R.I.P.,” 1960, oil on masonite. 44 3/4 x 29 1/4 inches. On view at the Blanton Museum of Art



No matter how original, innovative or crazy your idea, someone else is also working on that idea. Furthermore, they are using notation very similar to yours. – Bruce J. MacLennan

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