Byzantium by Karl Kasten

Byzantium by Karl Kasten

Byzantium

Karl Kasten

Title

Byzantium

 
Artist

Karl Kasten

  1916 - 2010 (biography)
Year
1981  
Technique
color collagraph with color stencil 
Image Size
15 7/8 x 23 3/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
E/V 9/10 
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned in the lower margin 
Reference
 
Paper
white wove Rives BFK 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
KK113 
Price
$900.00 
Description

Karl Kasten studied intaglio printmaking at Iowa with Mauricio Lasansky, where experimentation was encouraged, with imagery and techniques being pushed to the edges of the artist's abilities.

"Byzantium" is a collagraph that Kasten did a series of variant editions from. The composition is composed mostly of separate shapes, attached to a rigid plate and rolled with ink onto the surfaces. Viewed with a raking light the print surface reveals a number of "platemarks" impressed into the image. He printed various proofs using different colors on different elements. This impression, with a stencilled yellow, was printed in a variant edition of 10.

"Byzantium" was an experimental work Kasten did while teaching printmaking at the University of California, Berkeley.