Pages from a Sketchbook #4
by Robert Kipniss


Artist/Designer: Robert Kipniss
b. 1931, Brooklyn, New York
Title: Pages from a Sketchbook #4, 2005
Medium: Drypoint
Dimensions: Image: 12.75" x 10.875" Paper: 17.375" x 15"
Framed 16.65" x 19.5" x 1"
Details: Hand-signed in pencil Kipniss on right side under image and 1/50 on left side. Printed on wove paper. Final edition of 50 plus 10 artist proofs. Gold leaf frame with archival rag mat and plexiglass.
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.
Kipniss deftly uses scale and the perspective of the stark, bare trees in relationship to the open field. A modern landscape enhanced by his use of this century-old printmaking technique!
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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