King George by Mark Alan Leithauser

King George by Mark Alan Leithauser

King George

Mark Alan Leithauser

Title

King George

 
Artist
Year
1978  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
15 7/8 x 11 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
44 of 150  
Annotations
titled, lower left; "imp." and date in lower right 
Reference
Kerr 36, illustrated full page. 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22299 
Price
$450.00 
Description

In her introduction "Alternate Landscape" for the Coe Kerr Gallery exhibition catalogue of 1988 curator Ruth E. Fine writes about the etching "King George":

"...Leithauser has developed storehouse of images memorized, photographed, and drawn. These become subject details for his constructed compositions. Spatial games, such as those played by the Dutch artist M.C. Escher, and suggestions of metamorphasis intrigue Leithauser too.

This may clearly be seen, for example, in the etching 'King George' (cat. no. 36), as the eye moves from the measuring rule in the bottom register through the fences and landscapes in the upper panels. The print records scenes encountered during visits to King George County, Virginia, and is a visual diary set onto a single sheet."