11.21.81 by Frank Lobdell

11.21.81 by Frank Lobdell

11.21.81

Frank Lobdell

Title

11.21.81

 
Artist

Frank Lobdell

  1921 - 2013 (biography)
Year
1981  
Technique
soft ground and line etching with sugar lift aquatint 
Image Size
8 7/8 x 11 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
5 of 14  
Annotations
titled "11.21.81" in lower center margin 
Reference
3EP no. 9; Logdell & Burgard, no. 36; illustrated on page 256 in Frank Lobdell The Art of Making and Meaning 
Paper
white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
3EP, Palo Alto 
Inventory ID
21634 
Price
$450.00 
Description

Frank Lobdell used a variety of intaglio methods; etching with sugarlift aquatint to create this tense, dramatic composition. Lobdell, like a number of Abstract Expressionists, preferred to title his work using the date he did it rather than influence the viewer with a title.

This intaglio was printed at 3EP Ltd. in Palo Alto, California with Master Printer Ikuru Kuwahara. The press name referred to three equal partners, which were Paula Kirkeby, Mary Margaret Anderson, and Joseph Goldyne.