Waiting to be Counted by Gustave Baumann

Waiting to be Counted by Gustave Baumann

Waiting to be Counted

Gustave Baumann

Title

Waiting to be Counted

 
Artist
Year
1957  
Technique
color woodcut with aluminum leaf 
Image Size
12 3/4 x 16" image 
Signature
black ink within image in lower right 
Edition Size
72-125 1957 
Annotations
titled, lower left; dated after edition number 
Reference
Chamberlain 188; Baumann 148 
Paper
ivory CPM Fabriano-Italy laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
AB814 
Price
$2,000.00 
Description
A response to a friend's insomnia, Baumann portrays a sweetly surreal image of a flock of sheep exploring the soft surface of a pillow. Two campaigns exist for this image; this is from the reworked second edition and features plum-colored sheep on negative space, and an aluminum leaf background. States Chamberlain on p. 450 of In a Modern Rendering: The Color Woodcuts of Gustave Baumann: 'Baumann produced an oil painting on board of the same theme for an insomniac friend, and it was so well received that he followed up with this color woodcut. There is a photograph of in the Baumann archive that directly relates to the design of this woodcut.'