Bovitch In Italy by John Paul Jones

Bovitch In Italy by John Paul Jones

Bovitch In Italy

John Paul Jones

Title

Bovitch In Italy

 
Artist
Year
1963  
Technique
Lithograph 
Image Size
25 x 19" 1/8" 
Signature
pencil signed, lower right "J.P.J." 
Edition Size
11/20 + 9 Tamarind proofs + 1 Printers proof 
Annotations
numbered 
Reference
Tamarind 728, page 113 
Paper
white Arches 
State
published 
Publisher
Tamarind (chop) 
Inventory ID
11125 
Price
$600.00 
Description

John Paul Jones weaned himself away from the geometry of his early prints because he felt that the spare imagery was wrung dry. He thus moved toward the attenuated, magical figurative work that was to become a life long focus.

Between November 5, 1962 and January 28 of 1963 Jones worked at the Tamarind Institute in Los Angeles, where he produced a series of 29 black and white abstracted lithographs, including "Bovitch in Italy".

A monumental figure emerges from the background and dominates the composition. The figure is fragmented, rubbed away and then defined, the background remaining a series of frenetic white scratches; the entire composition vibrates with intensity and emotion.