Josefina Ayerza: The multiple heads, in Studies, could be hanging from trees, as they literally hang on with being alive, their eyes looking around...? in search of what?...an other, each other? Their diversity stands out. How wrong is my mind in conceiving of horror and atrocities in concern with the actual scenario?
Jan Frank: Heads alive, not trees, bio forms, bad dream…Still there is the very atrocious covered by my Suicidal etching. In the late 60s and the 70s, Brice Marden did a bunch of works which he called the Suicide Drawings. They inspired my scribbling through dark scribbling, through dark scribbling…
JA—60s, 70s was indeed a time of self-inflicted death. The Sex Pistols–Sid Vicious, Nancy Spungen, the Mudd Club…
JF—Yeah, yeah exactly…these paintings reminded me of B. Marden’s etching, so I decided the series of dark drawings would be called Suicide. Recently I saw the book. As to what I remembered, they didn’t look at all like the drawings. In my thoughts, the darker they became the more they turned into a suicide.