Joie de Vivre by Letterio Calapai

Joie de Vivre by Letterio Calapai

Joie de Vivre

Letterio Calapai

Title

Joie de Vivre

 
Artist
Year
1967  
Technique
mixed media intaglio, with engraving, etching, open bite and gauffrage 
Image Size
8 3/16 x 9 3/4" ” platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
Artist's Proof #5, outside published edition of 20 
Annotations
titled and editioned 
Reference
1986 Rome exhibition catalogue 59. 
Paper
antique-white wove Arches 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21969 
Price
$800.00 
Description

Letterio Calapai learned intaglio engraving at the suggestion of Atelier 17 founder Stanley William Hayter and he spent 3 years working at the experimental atelier in New York.

This print is a combination of engraving, etching and deep bite gauffrage. The deeply embossed white elements are bitten with acid or removed from the plate using tools. They are so deep that the ink cannot print and they register on the paper as a third dimension.

This artist's proof impression of "Joie de Vivre" or "Joy of Life" is printed in black and white, the preceding proof, #4 was printed in color. Calapai ultimately printed a published edition of 20 impression.