Chuck CLOSE, Studio proof for 'Keith/mezzotint' Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1940


Studio proof for 'Keith/mezzotint' 1972 Place made: California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, Intaglio mezzotint Support: light-weight cream paper laid onto medium weight white wove paper
Impression: studio proof
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1972

Edition Notes: Printed at Crown Point Press by BROWN Kathan and GREENBERG Ron. This mezzotint is part of a series of 20 progressive trial proofs of various sizes printed at Crown Point Press for Chuck Close's editioned mezzotint 'Keith'. All belong to a portfolio containing one cover page describing the mezzotint technique, all 20 proofs and one copper plate. The plate, progressive proofs and editioned set are in our permanent collection, as is an unbound illustrated book that documents the project.
Primary Insc: titled and dated left edge, in pencil 'Keith1972' inscribed lower right corner, in pencil 'To Dewey/ with/ appreciation/for everything/ best/Chuck'
Secondary Insc: inscribed left edge, in pencil 'Studio proof'
Dimensions: sheet and image 33.1 h x 37.6 w cm framed 74.2 h x 54.7 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 76.82.2
Subject: Art style: Photo-realism
Image rights: © Chuck Close