Next over the banquette on the bar is a work on paper by Conrad Malicoat. This simple, yet sophisticated sumi ink drawing is a depiction of scale, portion and a consideration of spatial relationships that seems perfectly suited to the view to the right of the window.
Conrad Malicoat was a builder who turned his talent to sculpture and visual art. He had a multi-faceted life, being born from two established artists, Philip and Barbara Malicoat and raised in a home saturated with art and music. He lived in Provincetown, spent a year in Paris, was invited to attend the Skowhegan School of Art where he met his wife and artist, Anne Lord, and they moved to New York City. After New York Malicoat lived and worked in Massachusetts until his death in 2014.
Three of his stone sculptures were collected by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. Conrad at one point took his young family to Texas to pick fruit and when he got there, the existing workers were very unfriendly and wouldn’t let him take up their task or share in the profit so he had to return to Massachusetts to start over again. Along the way he pulled up in front of Hirschhorn’s house in New York City, walked up, knocked on the door and told him he had a sculpture in the back he would like him to look at. Hirschhorn took it, bought it and it ended up in the collection at the museum.