Solid Reflections by Louise Nevelson

Solid Reflections by Louise Nevelson

Solid Reflections

Louise Nevelson

Title

Solid Reflections

 
Artist
Year
1953 /55 - 1965/66 
Technique
etching, engraving, aquatint and soft ground 
Image Size
26 3/4 x 17 1/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
12 of 20  
Annotations
pencil editioned and titled by artist 
Reference
Baro 24; Pace 47 
Paper
Rives BFK 
State
ii/ii, published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
19791 
Price
SOLD
Description

"Solid Reflections" was created at Atelier 17 in New York in 1953-55, after Hayter had returned to Paris, and a few trial proofs were pulled. This image is one of 30 etchings abstract expressionist printmaker Nevelson did at Atelier 17 in New York between 1953 and 1955. These prints were proved on various papers and printing records were not kept.

Stanley William Hayter would often encourage artists to take what they thought was a finished plate and push it further, to "destroy the plate." Nevelson used various intaglio methods on a single plate to create the images she was seeking. This series of 30 prints anticipate her growing interest in the black sculpture.

Gene Baro in the Pace catalog of Nevelson's prints commented:

"The spatial ambiguities of the etched surface, the interplay of close values expressed in relative depth of etch and heaviness of inking, the treatment of the plate surface in terms of contrasting areas of light and dark along with tonal modulations and linear linkages and accents, become the visual issues or devices of her sculpture."

The "formal editions" of 20 were printed at the Hollander Graphic Workshop by Emiliano Sorini between 1965 and 1966 under the supervision of the artist and Irwin Hollander. These editions are more crisply printed and less spontaneous than the early proofs she printed herself. This impression is from that edition.

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