Artist/Designer: Robert Kipniss
b. 1931, Brooklyn, New York
Title: Backyard, Sharon 1992
: Image: 7.35"h x 6.25" Paper: 11.75" x 11.15" Offered unframed. (Please contact us
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Details: Hand-signed in pencil Kipniss on right side under image and trial proof on left side under image. Printed on cream paper. Final edition of 50 plus 10 artist proofs. Generally up to five trial proofs were pulled on various papers for comparison. This example on cream paper.
Notes from the Archive: Drypoint is an intaglio printmaking process traditionally created on a metal plate using a steel "needle" to create the lines of the drawing. The burr of the metal shavings are left in place, to create a softer, textured line produced on the paper by ink that adheres to the burr, as well as the indentations of the line. Drypoint editions are generally small, as the burr can wear down under the pressure from the press. In Backyard, Sharon 1992, Kipniss uses the drypoint technique to it's fullest by contrasting his loosely sketched lines to the open white areas accentuating the effect of the outdoor light. Kipniss' work is represented in the permanent collections of hundreds of museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the British Museum in London and the Bibliothèque National in Paris.
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