Counterpoint: Triumphal Arch I by Donald Farnsworth

Counterpoint: Triumphal Arch I by Donald Farnsworth

Counterpoint: Triumphal Arch I

Donald Farnsworth

Title

Counterpoint: Triumphal Arch I

 
Artist

Donald Farnsworth

  1952 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1990  
Technique
monoprint with chine collé with color lithography, inclusions of various handmade papers with gold l 
Image Size
29 1/2 x 21 1/4" image and paper 
Signature
unsigned 
Edition Size
unstated, each unique 
Annotations
pencil dated after signature; titled on verso 
Reference
DF 90-85 
Paper
hand made by artist 
State
published 
Publisher
Magnolia Editions, Oakland 
Inventory ID
20885 
Price
$700.00 
Description

This work has a label from the Brendan Walter Gallery in Santa Monica, California. The image is from a series titled 'Triumphal Arch I' - the image of the arch is the same in each but eveything around it is unique. This image is not signed.

Don Farnsworth, who founded Magnolia Editions in Oakland, California has a background with papermaking and restoration as well as printmaking and science. His own work has always been experimental. The work from the 1990s combined precise architectural renderings of classical Greek and Roman columns and archways with "the addition of unusual textures and designs" such as abstract patterns or fragments of antique Japanese script.

The paper for "Arch I" is hand made and includes gold leaf and other paper elements. The image is lithographed on the surface of the paper and then hand worked with added collage and colored pencil. Each print is unique and is really a series of monoprints with the same basic image and title.