Une agression du rouge en A B by James Coignard

Une agression du rouge en A B by James Coignard

Une agression du rouge en A B

James Coignard

Title

Une agression du rouge en A B

 
Artist

James Coignard

  1925 - 2008 (biography)
Year
1976  
Technique
carborundum etching, engraving, collage and stitching in 12 colors 
Image Size
26 x 20 1/4" image and paper size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
18 of 60  
Annotations
pencil signed and editioned 
Reference
Bergstrom/Sonet 262 
Paper
handmade at the Moulin de Larroque mill in Couze, France. 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20809 
Price
$800.00 
Description

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

The resultant work is like having a section of an ancient wall that has been plastered, painted, graffitied and postered. The title loosely translates to "An attack of red in A B".

This work was done in 2 states, black (Agression Noire) and in color such as this impression. This state adds the color, plus the orange-red line at the right center and the letters. The center figure, which is black in the first state, has been separately printed in color and stitched on to the surface of the print.