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United States of America born 1940

Text page number one from 'Keith'
Collection Title: the portfolio 'The Chuck Close Mezzotint "Keith" 1972 - a documentation with ten photographic etchings of the work in progress'
Materials & Technique: prints, illustrated books, Intaglio letterpress type Support: medium-weight white Arches BFK Rives paper
Manufacturer's Mark: lower right corner, "RIVES"
Impression: 13/20
Edition: edition of 20
Place Published: California
Date Published: 1972

Edition Notes: This impression belongs to the portfolio "The Chuck Close Mezzotint "Keith" 1972". It is the third page of text, printed onhandmade paper. Published by Crown Point Press, Oakland, California. Text by Kathan Brown, photographs by Kathan Brown and Ron Greenberg with Photo-etching plates by Ron Greenberg and printed by Patrcia Branstead. Edition 3/20.
Primary Insc: not signed.
Secondary Insc: letterpress type in black ink, middle centre, "-By mezzotint results are obtained in exaclty the reverse direction to that of all the process of engraving. The/artisit, having prepared a plate which would print quite dark, proceeds in a negtive manner to work out his lighter/positions... the more of the surface of the grain that is scraped away, the less will the ink be retained by what/remains, and if the scraping and burnishing be continued quite to the bottom of the indentations a smooth surface/ will be left, which will hold no ink, and print white./Arhtur M. Hind, A Histroy of Engraving & Etching/Dover Edition 1963, First Published 1908" insribed in pencil, lower right corner, "1"
Dimensions: sheet 37.5 h x 28.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: The Butler Institute of American Art, 'Chuck Close Editions: a catalogue raisonne and exhibition', Youngstown Ohio, 1989
Acknowledgement: Gift of Ivan Durrant 1978.
Accession No: NGA 78.620.2.3
Subject: Art style: Photo-realism