Last month, 10 of Rafael Leonardo Black’s pencil drawings sold at a gallery showing, at prices ranging $16,000 to $28,000.
They were apparently the first drawings he’d sold after 30 years of cranking them out in a cramped Brooklyn studio apartment.
Black, as quoted in this brief NYT profile, says, “I just never made the effort to sell it. I never expected to be able to make a living at it, but I’ve always done it since — well, I guess, since I’ve known my self.”
Never expect. Always do. Thank you for the reminder, Rafael Leonardo Black.