Reflections by Edmond Casarella

Reflections by Edmond Casarella

Reflections

Edmond Casarella

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Title

Reflections

 
Artist
Year
1956  
Technique
mixed-technique collagraph 
Image Size
18 5/8 x 27" image 
Signature
unsigned 
Edition Size
printing proof 
Annotations
printing instructions in artist's hand in the left margin; annotations from artist's estate, verso: "Nikki Casarella for Edmond Casarella September 18, 2006" 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white laid Japanese paper 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
NC232 
Price
$2,500.00 
Description
A unique, working proof with signs of the artist's process, this print has elements of collagraphy and paper relief with off-set inks that border the sides - as if Casarella was blocking out portions of the matrix to finalize the size of the composition. The various shapes rendered in yellow and white are embossed, emerging from the surface like flotsam and jetsam. Casarella was known for building up the plate using whatever he had on hand, which, being a sculptor as well as a printmaker and painter, may have involved items of a more mechanical nature: round and square washers, twisting metal shavings, etc., placed carefully on the matrix to become a vibrant, organized chaos. In the margins are Casarella's notes on inks and partial fingerprints. A rare glimpse into the innerworkings of an American printmaker at the height of Abstract Expressionism. 
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