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Untitled (LA MoCA portfolio)

A work made of hard and soft ground etching and aquatint, on cream japanese paper, laid down on white wove paper (chine collé).
© Martin Puryear

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  • A work made of hard and soft ground etching and aquatint, on cream japanese paper, laid down on white wove paper (chine collé).

Date:

1999

Artist:

Martin Puryear
American, born 1941

About this artwork

After a nearly 30-year break, Puryear returned to printmaking when he was invited to contribute to a portfolio to benefit the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Typical of his evocative shapes, the motif seen here can be interpreted as a head with hoop earrings or as an inverted jug with handles. This work also represents the artist’s foray into the chine collé technique, whereby a thin silky sheet of paper (chine) is laid down on a primary support sheet during printing. As the chine picks up minute particles of ink, it lends extraordinary depth to the etched black area.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Martin Puryear

Title

Untitled (LA MoCA portfolio)

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

1999

Medium

Hard and soft ground etching and aquatint, on cream Japanese paper, laid down on white wove paper (chine collé)

Dimensions

Image/plate: 60.5 × 45 cm (23 7/8 × 17 3/4 in.); Sheet: 76 × 54.5 cm (29 15/16 × 21 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Kaye and Howard Haas

Reference Number

2007.88

Copyright

© Martin Puryear

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