Black and White Etchings

Long before color was introduced to printmaking, in Asia first, and specifically in Japan, and later in Europe and the United States, graphic artists were compelled to render reality exactingly, or atmospherically, or evocatively, using black ink only.  The artistic talent assigned to the creator was predicated on their ability to render such elements using just the grayscale afforded by line and dot.  The group of prints explores this feat.  You will find prints dating from many centuries and most locations in the world where etching has been practiced.
THE LOBSTER FISHERMAN

Marin, John

THE LOBSTER FISHERMAN

Etching, 1948.

$3,000

Marin, John. LOBSTER FISHERMAN. Z.172. Etching, 1948. Edition of 125 published by Twin Editions in 1950. Signed in pencil, and titled, signed and d...

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Dine, Jim

BATHROBE (FROM NY TEN)

Etching, 1964.

$5,500

Dine, Jim. BATHROBE (FROM NEW YORK TEN). Mikro, Berlin 1970 #26. Etching, 1964. Edition of 200. Signed, Dated and Numbered 182/200. Printed by Emil...

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Soyer, Raphael

PASSER-BY

Etching, 1935.

$12,500

Soyer, Raphael. PASSER-BY. Etching, 1935 (Cole 40,). 9 5/16 x 6 7/8 inches; 237 x 175 mm. Edition of 2 or 3, per Cole, "about three" per Gettings, ...

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Lewis, Martin

NIGHT IN NEW YORK

Etching, 1932.

$15,000

Lewis, Martin. NIGHT IN NEW YORK. McCarron 102. Etching, 1932. Edition of 125 published by the Chicago Society of Etchers. Signed in pencil. 8 3/8 ...

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