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Strait, from Stone Boat

A work made of lithograph in black on gray wove paper.
© Phillip Chen

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  • A work made of lithograph in black on gray wove paper.

Date:

July 1979

Artist:

Phillip Chen
American, born 1953

About this artwork

This print comes from a lithographic series depicting what Chen calls the “regional architecture” of homes on Chicago’s North Side. Inspired by nocturnal excursions with his flashlight and sketchbook, Chen produced jewel-like impressions of the unpopulated city, exploiting the deep sfumato that lithography affords. The title of the series references an unusual stone pavilion in the Summer Palace near Beijing—a boat upon which a two-story, arcade-like structure was erected. The architectural details in Chen’s prints appear to “float” like this majestic stone monument.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Phillip Chen

Title

Strait, from Stone Boat

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

1979

Medium

Lithograph in black on gray wove paper

Dimensions

Image: 14.5 × 13.2 cm (5 3/4 × 5 1/4 in.); Sheet: 33 × 28 cm (13 × 11 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Esther Sparks Sprague

Reference Number

2010.779

Copyright

© Phillip Chen

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