United States of America
Keith/mezzotint (fragment I)
Materials & Technique:
prints, Intaglio mezzotint Support: medium weight white Arches BFK Rives paper
Impression: trial proof
Publisher: PARASOL PRESS
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1972
Edition Notes: Printed at Crown Point Press by BROWN Kathan and GREENBERG Ron.
This mezzotint fragment, pencilled with the letter 'I', is one of 10 fragments marked from A through to L (the letters 'B' and 'F' are absent). These 10 fragments are 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: no inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed centre, pencil, 'I'
verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil, '72.780'
image and sheet 28.4 h x 32.5 w cm framed 89.1 h x 65.5 w cm
: The Butler Institute of American Art, 'Chuck Close Editions: a catalogue raisonne and exhibition', Youngstown Ohio, 1989
: Purchased 1976 Accession No
: NGA 76.82.9 Subject
: Art style: Photo-realism Image rights
: © Chuck Close