Tropics by Sonia Gechtoff

Tropics by Sonia Gechtoff

Tropics

Sonia Gechtoff

Title

Tropics

 
Artist

Sonia Gechtoff

  1926 - 2018 (biography)
Year
1983  
Technique
color etching with embossing 
Image Size
39 x 29 3/8" image and paper size 
Signature
signed in white pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
41 of 50  
Annotations
dated '83 after signature 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white German Etching wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Gruenebaum Graphics, Ltd., NY 
Inventory ID
18671 
Price
$3,500.00 
Description

Unlike her early gestural abstract expressionism Sonia Gechtoff uses a hard edged abstracted composition for this large color etching, with added embossing. The shapes are like angular flattened tropical palm leaves, like a collage, with a simplified landscape background.

Gechtoff used the whole sheet of paper for the image, signing it using a white crayon. This is one of two images, the other being "Brooklyn Bridge" that were done at Hudson River Editions and published by Gruenebaum Graphics Ltd., New York in 1984.