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United States of America born 1940

Keith/four times 1975 Materials & Technique: prints, planographic two-colour lithograph from eight stones Support: cream wove Arches BFK Rives paper
Impression: 4/50
Edition: edition of 50
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1975

Edition Notes: Printed by Jack Lemon at Landfall Press Inc, Chicago. Published by Parasol Press Ltd, New York. Various artist's proofs and trial proofs of the individual 'Keiths' were pulled on 30 x 22 inch paper. Some in a single colour, others with a tone or overall grid as a background. During the proofing stage several stones broke, others filled in, making it necessary for Close to draw each image several times before the print could be completed. Only 'Keith III' (also in our collection) was ultimately editioned as a single image.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right corner, pencil, 'C.Close 1975'
Secondary Insc: title inscribed lower left corner, pencil, 'Keith/four times' edition numbered lower centre, pencil, '4/50'
Tertiary Insc: embossed with printer's chop, lower left corner, 'JL [Jack Lemon's monogram]' printed verso, lower left corner, beige ink, '[square L logo] Landfall Press Inc/ 63 West Ontario St/ Chicago Illinois 60810' inscribed verso, lower left corner, pencil, 'CC74-457'
Dimensions: sheet 76.2 h x 203.7 w cm comp 52.2 h x 168.5 w cm
Cat Raisonné: The Butler Institute of American Art, 'Chuck Close Editions: a catalogue raisonne and exhibition', Youngstown Ohio, 1989
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.510
Subject: Art style: Photo-realism
Image rights: © Chuck Close