On Meeting Beauty II by Chaim Koppelman

On Meeting Beauty II by Chaim Koppelman

On Meeting Beauty II

Chaim Koppelman

Title

On Meeting Beauty II

 
Artist
Year
1958  
Technique
aquatint with etching 
Image Size
14 1/2 x 17 3/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
Artist's Proof 9, outside edition of 200 
Annotations
titled, dated and numbered lower margin 
Reference
Brookklyn Museum Accession Number: 59.183.2 
Paper
heavy antique-white wove 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
19390 
Price
$450.00 
Description

Koppelman did this aquatinit in an edition of 200. Another state of this print is titled "On Meeting Beauty" and is printed in a sepia ink. The edition was published by the International Graphic Arts Society (IGAS) in 1958 in 1958.

From Chaim Koppelman's website: http://chaimkoppelman.net/index.html quoting the words of the poem's author, Eli Siegel (1902-1978) founder of Aesthetic Realism:

"Can dark and light/ Show wrong and right?/ And round and straight/ Show love and hate?/ And dim and clear/ Show hope and fear?"

"In terms of the print itself, Chaim Koppelman says Yes to these questions. In the huddled—and coordinated —rotundity of “On Meeting Beauty II,” the confusion in man and elsewhere is a terror that makes one crumple—but, deeply, it can be beauty, the artist says."

Quoted from the IGAS catalogue of 1958