Coco's Blouse by Herbert Lewis Fink

Cocos Blouse by Herbert Lewis Fink

Coco's Blouse

Herbert Lewis Fink

Title

Coco's Blouse

 
Artist
Year
1964 /1969 
Technique
etching and engraving on zinc plate 
Image Size
17 1/8 x 12" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
artist's proof, outside of the regular edition 
Annotations
pencil titled, dated, and editioned as "artist's proof" 
Reference
Carter 69, Pl. 4; Carter lists the date as 1964; it's assumed that this impression was an experimental re-use of the same plate, done in 1969 
Paper
cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21749 
Price
$275.00 
Description

In Judith and Richard Carter's book on Fink's graphic works, a print titled "Coco's Blouse" is listed as having been done in 1964. However, this impression is dated 1969, and unlike the ink listed in the 1964 description, this impression doesn't just use black. In this impression there are areas of another, paler ink overlaying the black which gives it a kind of solarized effect, as in photography.

Carter later lists two other impressions, not illustrated, that are simply titled "Experimental prints" (192 and 193) and are described as having a "solarized effect". We are presuming that Fink was experimenting with this unknown technique when he printed this impression. An interesting mystery.

Also mentioned in Carter's description of "Coco's Blouse" is this notation: "In the opinion of many, including the artist, this print is considered one of Fink's best works."