Satellite by Bernard Childs

Satellite by Bernard Childs

Satellite

Bernard Childs

Title

Satellite

 
Artist

Bernard Childs

  1910 - 1985 (biography)
Year
1963  
Technique
color intaglio 
Image Size
7 1/8 x 8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower left 
Edition Size
unique trial proof 
Annotations
inscribed in pencil: "Childs 63 unique trial proof "Satellite" 1/1; inscribed verso by Judith Childs: "Bernard Childs (American 1910-1985) ed. 10 imp. Childs" 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove Arches 
State
unique trial proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
JC165 
Price
$3,500.00 
Description
In the 1950s he developed an abstract picture language, in which he worked with archetypical signs and symbols and with the methods of surrealistic automatism. Since 1955 he also attended to printed graphics, which accompanied his painting. Childs used electrically powered tools to work on his plates. This way he lent velvet-like structures and a vivid, skilful line direction to his prints. In 1959 Childs began to paint portraits, which were stylistically and intentionally formed in an expressionistic way and which he regarded as an antipol to his abstract works.