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Portrait of Janet Duckworth
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Portrait of Janet Duckworth
Portrait of Janet Duckworth
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Portrait of Janet
Vallen 1979
Color pencil on paper
11" x 16"

I did this color pencil drawing in 1979, using my girlfriend of the time, Janet Duckworth, as the model. Janet was truly one of the most intelligent and freest spirits I ever had the honor of knowing. Flamboyant and outlandish, she succeeded in turning heads everywhere she went just by being her sweet nonconformist self.

We became friends while working together at an L.A. publishing house (Janet was, and is an editor). Together we became fixtures at the Masque, Whiskey a Go Go, and other L.A. punk clubs of the late 70's. At the time there were very few people walking around with blue hair, but Janet's outrageous sense of style and her "I don't care" attitude helped to spread visual havoc on the streets of Los Angeles.

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