Composition PXOR by James Coignard

Composition PXOR by James Coignard

Composition PXOR

James Coignard

Title

Composition PXOR

 
Artist

James Coignard

  1925 - 2008 (biography)
Year
around 1978 
Technique
carborundum intaglio, stencil, collage and stitching. 
Image Size
30 x 22 1/2" image and paper size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
67 of 75  
Annotations
pencil signed and editioned: 67/75 
Reference
done after Bergstrom/Sonet raisonne 
Paper
heavy, handmade antique-white Moulin de Larroque 
State
published 
Publisher
Transworld Art 
Inventory ID
20765 
Price
$800.00 
Description

"Composition PXOR" was done after the Editions Sonet raisonné was published in 1976. The image was published by Transworld Art and the image was used as a poster by them and the Alex Rosenberg Gallery for the 1981 San Francisco Art Expo.

French printmaker James Coignard's prints are sculptural, a kind of "Art Brut" approach using caborundum etching, engraving and collage to create a three dimensional surface, printed both relief and intaglio. He then collages on another small element, using a cord to attach it to the support sheet.

The resultant work is like having a section of an ancient wall that has been plastered, painted, graffitied and posted.

'Composition PXOR' was done after the Editions Sonet raisonné was published in 1976. A version of this image was used in 1981 as a Transworld Art / Alex Rosenberg poster for the San Francisco Art Expo.