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On display on Level 2


United States of America born 1940


commenced 1962

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Keith/mezzotint 1972
Collection Title: a series of nine progressive trial proofs for 'Keith/mezzotint'
Place made: California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, mezzotint on BFK Rives paper mezzotint Support: white wove BFK Rives paper
Impression: progressive trial proof 2
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'
Dimensions: comp 113.6 h x 89.2 w cm sheet 121.0 h x 98.0 w cm framed 137.5 h x 112.8 w x 4.5 d 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 76.82.15
Subject: Art style: Photo-realism
Image rights: © Chuck Close