Night (The Dreamer) (also called "The Sleeper") by George Tooker

Night (The Dreamer) (also called The Sleeper) by George Tooker

Night (The Dreamer) (also called "The Sleeper")

George Tooker

Title

Night (The Dreamer) (also called "The Sleeper")

 
Artist

George Tooker

  1920 - 2011 (biography)
Year
1975  
Technique
inkless embossed intaglio 
Image Size
7 1/2 x 10 1/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
37 of 100  
Annotations
editioned in pencil, lower left 
Reference
Garver 1 (prints); Tunkel 14 
Paper
Arches buff wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist and Joel Meisner & Company, Inc., Foundry, Plainview, New York 
Inventory ID
23548 
Price
$1,500.00 
Description

"Night" is based on an egg tempera on panel painting, done in 1963. "Night" is Tooker's first original print.

Walter Maibaum of Editions Press in San Francisco describes this process in the book "George Tooker," published by David Tunkel Gallery (ISBN:0-936680-00-8).

"...Mr. Tooker also completed his first Original Intaglio Print, "Sleepers." (Actually titled "Night," or the "The Dreamer") This edition was printed without any color. The artist acheived his 'complete image' through clever use of three dimensions. His work was embossed into paper with heavy pressure with an intaglio press.

The Artist executed a three-dimensional Bas-Relief image utelizing a combination of sculptors and dental tools. He carefully sculpted wax into the form....A metal mold was made from his wax, and it was from this mold that the edition was ultimately embossed (printed) on the intaglio press."

 
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