Artist/Designer: Robert Kipniss
b. 1931, Brooklyn, New York
Title: Bird in Hand II 1992
: Image: 6.875"h x 7.375" Paper: 11" x 11.75" Offered unframed. (Please contact us
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Details: Hand-signed trial proof on left under image and Kipniss on right under image. Printed on cream paper. Final edition of 50 with about 5 trial proofs and 10 artist proofs.
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 Bird in the Hand II, Kipniss deftly uses scale and atmospheric perspective in relationship to the open field and the high contrast of the houses and foliage. 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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