Pastel on heavy watercolor paper
image: 16 3/4 x 11 7/8 in. ( 42.5 x 30.2 cm ) sheet: 18 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. ( 47.6 x 34.9 cm )
Pastel portrait of African-American man with thin mustache and some chin whiskers, wearing white tee shirt and an earring in left ear. Behind him is a window looking out on another building.
Gift of Daniel Hauben
signature and date: signed and dated in LR: "hauben 2001" inscription: "Troy Mann" in UR
Signed and inscribed at lower right in black pastel: "hauben 2001"; at upper right: "TROY MANN"
Daniel Hauben made this portrait while teaching a course at VIP Community Services Organization, a halfway house in the South Bronx for people coming out of drug treatment programs or in some kind of trouble with the law. The first portrait he made, of Troy Mann, demonstrated the possibilities confronting an artist and caused the others to ask if he would paint their likeness. Mann undertook to coordinate those who wanted to pose with Hauben's availability.
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