Figure in Green by Clinton Adams

Figure in Green by Clinton Adams

Figure in Green

Clinton Adams

Title

Figure in Green

 
Artist

Clinton Adams

  1918 - 2002 (biography)
Year
1969  
Technique
lithograph printed in five colors 
Image Size
18 x 20" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
7 of 10  
Annotations
pencil dated and editioned, lower margin 
Reference
Conway 106; Tamarind 2525; Adams 6987 
Paper
Copperplate deluxe 
State
published 
Publisher
Tamarind (chop, lower left margin) 
Inventory ID
CrCr101 
Price
$600.00 
Description

"Figure in Green" is illustrated as figure 72 in Jules Heller's 'Printmaking Today', page 71. Heller notes about this image:

"Figure 72 is completely traditional in its execution, having been made entirely with lithographic crayon... A distant descendant of Cubism, with Surrealistic affinities, Adams created this as one of a series concerned with ambiguous references to the female nude within an abstract context. The atmospheric depth of the composition reflects his interest in a metamorphic relationship that links the landscape of the American Southwest to the forms of the figure."

Adams commented to Robert P. Conway regarding this image for the catalogue raisonné:

"This is a very close relative of 'Figure in Yellow'. The only difference between the two prints is color, and it seems to me that here the green sits much better against this olive than the yellow did on the browns in the other print. This is the stronger of the two."

This image was done using four aluminum plates and one stone, inked sequentially in gray, again in gray, in green, in violet-blue and again in green.