WILLIAM CRAWFORD | SELECTED WORKS FROM 1990's
Published by Innen, 2016.
5 x 7.5"
Edition of 500
discovered in an abandoned house in Oakland, California. His work brings to mind characteristics of prison drawings, an impression confirmed by the fact that several were made on the backs of prison roster sheets dated 1997. These printouts, however, were cut down the middle, so the exact prison from which they originate is unknown. But given their origin in the Bay Area and the fact that several drawings include San Francisco landmarks, it’s possible that Crawford made the work in a California state prison. Other than this information drawn from the archive itself, nothing is known about Crawford’s life. Indeed, we only know his name because he signed just a few of the drawings, either as Bill, William or WM Crawford.