Artist/Designer: Robert Kipniss
b. 1931, Brooklyn, New York
Title: Far Fields II, 1979
Medium: Color lithograph
: Image: 13.75" h x 11.75" Paper: 19.25" x 16.5" Offered unframed. (Please contact us
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Publisher: Merrill Chase Galleries
Details: Hand-signed in pencil Kipniss on right side under image, and numbered artist proof XXIV/XXV on left side under image. Color edition of 150, with 25 artist proofs and an edition of 20 in black and white.
Notes from the Archive: Lithography is as much an art as a craft. Robert Kipniss uses lithography in its simplest form, as it originated in 1798. He draws directly on the Bavarian limestone with a type of grease crayon, the image is then etched by the lithographer and hand cranked through a cast iron press for each color. Once the edition is complete the drawing is ground off the stone and reused.
Kipniss’s images are of imagined landscapes and interiors with a universal quality: at once subtle and intense, stark yet moody, dreamlike and realistic. His prints evoke half conscious feelings of having personally experienced this exact moment in time. Far Fields II is a modern interpretation of a traditional landscape in a distinctive and original style utilizing muted tones to further evoke a quiet contemplative mood.
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