Red, Green, Gray-violet, Blue by Raymond K. Parker

Red, Green, Gray-violet, Blue by Raymond K. Parker

Red, Green, Gray-violet, Blue

Raymond K. Parker

Title

Red, Green, Gray-violet, Blue

 
Artist
Year
1969  
Technique
color lithgraph 
Image Size
22 1/4 x 30" image and paper 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
Artist's Proof, outside the published edition of 75. 
Annotations
pencil editioned, recto; pencil annotated verso: "E #126 Parker 10.5 a/d"; red crayon, verso: "EO61/43 4". 
Reference
Collectors Press work number 126 
Paper
German Etching 
State
published 
Publisher
Collectors Press (their blindstamp) 
Inventory ID
10373 
Price
$800.00 
Description

Abstract Expressionist and Color Field painter/printmaker Ray Parker did this color lithograph in 1969 with Collectors Press in San Francisco, California, working with Master Printer Ernesto deSoto. The shapes are flat and the colors are pure and unvarying. Parker did not title his paintings, preferring to number them chronologically, the lithographs he created at Collectors Press are titled by the colors he used.

Like many artists of the time, Parker was a fan of jazz music, and his interest in Jazz, combined with his interest in abstract expressionism, led to his improvised painting style. Parker was also a great admirer of the painter Henri Matisse and he looked to this artist’s work, especially the cut out forms in Matisse's "Jazz" portfolio for inspiration in terms of color and form, especially in this lithograph from 1969 and in his paintings of the 1970s and 1980s.