Untitled by Roy De Forest

Untitled by Roy De Forest

Untitled

Roy De Forest

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Title

Untitled

 
Artist

Roy De Forest

  1930 - 2007 (biography)
Year
1965  
Technique
color lithograph with embossing 
Image Size
22 1/4 x 29 3/4" image and paper 
Signature
pencil, upper right 
Edition Size
9 of 70  
Annotations
pencil dated after signature; pencil editioned, upper center 
Reference
 
Paper
cream Rives wove 
State
published 
Publisher
not stated (created for a benefit) 
Inventory ID
14026 
Price
$700.00 
Description

Artist Roy de Forest’s work is not readily contained in one totally identifiable style, though he was associated with the Funk and Nut movements in California. This is partially due to his preference for immersing himself in a process as opposed to aiming for an outcome.

Of his technique he said, “Rather than, say, taking an image and then finding a way to express it in paint, sometimes I think about how to use a paint and then find an image that fits it.”(from a 2004 interview with Archives of American Art). The result is often playful, led by instinct.

This early untitled lithograph with uninked embossment exemplifies that theory, with the artist’s joyful discovery of shape and texture playing out on the sheet, the “purpose” of the image left to the viewer to discern.

 

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