United States of America
CROWN POINT PRESS
Collection Title: a series of nine progressive trial proofs for 'Keith/mezzotint'
California, United States of America
Materials & Technique:
mezzotint on BFK Rives paper
Support: white wove BFK Rives paper
Impression: progressive trial proof 2
Publisher: PARASOL PRESS
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1972
Edition Notes: Printed at Crown Point Press by BROWN Kathan and GREENBERG Ron.
This trial proof is one of nine full-size progressive proofs, within a series of 20 progressive trial proofs of various sizes printed at Crown Point Press, Oakland, 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, signed and dated, along right edge, in pencil 'Keith Close 1972'
Secondary Insc: inscribed along right edge, in pencil 'Trial proof'
Tertiary Insc: verso: numbered lower left corner, pencil '2'
verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil '72.785'
x 89.2 w
x 98.0 w
x 112.8 w
x 4.5 d
: The Butler Institute of American Art, 'Chuck Close Editions: a catalogue raisonne and exhibition', Youngstown Ohio, 1989
: Purchased 1976
: NGA 76.82.15
: Art style: Photo-realism
: © Chuck Close