Head by Nathan Oliveira

Head by Nathan Oliveira

Head

Nathan Oliveira

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Title

Head

 
Artist
Year
1963  
Technique
color monoprint 
Image Size
12 1/8 x 10" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
titled, dated and annotated "Monoprint" 
Reference
 
Paper
white, laid Japanese hosho 
State
unique 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
17404 
Price
$5,500.00 
Description

Known initially as a painter, Oliveira also had an interest in printmaking, especially hands on techniques, including lithographs he printed himself. This interest evolved in the early 1970's into the monotypes he is now famous for, experimental and self printed. While studying with Otis Oldfield he first witnessed a technique of "blotting" a wet oil painting with paper, thus creating a "monoprint" such as this, done in 1963. In 1969 he saw deKooning use the same technique which Oliveira tried, and exhibited. He began his fascination and affair with monotype after seeing monoprints by Degas and responding to the immediacy.

Oliveira considers this work an early "experiment" and shows his affinity to the German Expressionists while anticipating his mature images of emerging faces and gestural line. This print was from the collection of artist Maurice Kursh.

 
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