Composition IV by Conrad Marca-Relli

Composition IV by Conrad Marca-Relli

Composition IV

Conrad Marca-Relli

Title

Composition IV

 
Artist
Year
1976  
Technique
color collagraph, aquatint and etching 
Image Size
19 1/8 x 24 3/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right image 
Edition Size
A/P 7/10 (regular edition of 75) 
Annotations
stamped on verso: © 1982 Isaac Rabinovich 
Reference
Marca-relli 004 
Paper
antique-white Gvarro 
State
published 
Publisher
artist, with Isaac Rabinovich 
Inventory ID
20575 
Price
$1,500.00 
Description

This sculptural image is one of a series of color collograph/intaglios by American Abstract Expressionist artist Conrad Marca-Relli, best known for his use of collage with his abstract mixed media paintings.

"Composition IV" is a collagraph for which the artist has attached cut out elements to the plates and inked and printed it to produce this almost three-dimensional image.

In 1953 in Mexico Marca-Relli had run low on paint and began attaching (collaging) strips of canvas to add texture to his painting, something which became a signature element of his work.