Untitled (Rainbow) by Claire Falkenstein

Untitled (Rainbow) by Claire Falkenstein

Untitled (Rainbow)

Claire Falkenstein

Title

Untitled (Rainbow)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1970  
Technique
collagraph with color lithograph 
Image Size
27 3/8 x 19 1/2" image and paper size 
Signature
pencil, lower right, within image 
Edition Size
9 of 150  
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
14593 
Price
$900.00 
Description
Claire Falkenstein (1908-1997) studied at Atelier 17 with S.W. Hayter where she learned experimental printmaking. She is highly regarded as a painter/printmaker but is also noted for her metal sculpture and jewelry. She would often "print" both, using the sculpture as the matrix. In this print Falkenstein uses lithographic split-fountain printing for the rainbow colors and collages sculptural elements to a plate and prints the resulting collagraph to emboss the surface of the image. As the viewer gets closer to the image, the subtleties of the scultptural image take form within the rainbow.