Arena II by Elaine de Kooning

Arena II by Elaine de Kooning

Arena II

Elaine de Kooning

Title

Arena II

 
Artist
Year
1973  
Technique
color lithograph 
Image Size
19 1/2 x 26 1/4" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
Bon a Tirer, aside from published edition of 20 
Annotations
pencil editioned; various annotations of approval for print runs by the artist, pencil, verso 
Reference
Tamarind 1970-79, 73-106a 
Paper
white Arches cover 
State
published 
Publisher
Tamarind Workshop (chop, lower left) 
Inventory ID
DOSP108 
Price
$2,000.00 
Description

Elaine de Kooning did a stint at Tamarind Institute in January of 1973 where she completed this color lithograph, "Arena II" by adding colors (grey, yellow-green, and blue) to the black stone of "Arena I."

This impression is the "Bon a Tirer" (BAT), the print that all others in the edition are compared to. On the verso of this impression is written, in pencil in de Kooning's hand:

"O.K. for run #4 - Elaine de Kooning" "Approved to print for run III - Elaine de Kooning" "Approved to print for run I and II - Elaine de Kooning". In total there are four original pencil signatures on this impression.

The total edition is comprised of a published edition of 20, the BAT (this impression), 5 Trial Proofs (TP), 2 Tamarind impressions (T), and 5 (V) Roman numeral impressions, for a total of 33.