'Bulging Tuatara', also called: 'Tuatara Forming', or 'Absterix' by Krishna Reddy

Bulging Tuatara, also called: Tuatara Forming, or Absterix by Krishna Reddy

'Bulging Tuatara', also called: 'Tuatara Forming', or 'Absterix'

Krishna Reddy

Please call us at 707-546-7352 or email artannex@aol.com to purchase this item.
Title

'Bulging Tuatara', also called: 'Tuatara Forming', or 'Absterix'

 
Artist

Krishna Reddy

  1925 - 2018 (biography)
Year
1952  
Technique
simutaneous technique (color viscosity) intaglio 
Image Size
15 1/4 x 11 5/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
Epreuve d'artist (Artist's Proof), Unique impression outside edition of 50 
Annotations
editioned in pencil, lower left "Epreuve d'Artist" 
Reference
Illustrated in color in another state as "Tuatara Forming" on page 87 of "Krishna's Cosmos" 
Paper
antique-white wove BFK Rives 
State
Proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
23967 
Price
$4,500.00 
Description

Tuataras are reptiles found in New Zealand. Their name derives from the Maori language, and means "peaks on the back" and are sometimes referred to as "living fossils" or dinosaurs.

Reddy had a profound interest in the interactions of the natural world and mankind's place within. He printed this plate in many iterations, experimenting with the color and the use of viscosity printing. The composition becomes a visual statement on energy and tension, as if a cosmic birth is occuring, or a young tuatara is taking form.

Many of these early simultaneous color etchings have a variety of titles, this has at least three. In 1952 when this was done a consistant edition was almost impossible to achieve (something Reddy worked on and helped correct) and each impression was a surprise, it makes sense that as the image appeared another title would also appear. These are not works you can wait around for to find another impression that looks the same.

 

Please call us at 707-546-7352 or email artannex@aol.com to purchase this item.