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.
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BAUTISTA, Helene

Brooklyn

Etching, 2019.

$180

Etching and aquatint printed in bluish-black ink on Reina wove paper. Edition of 30. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil.

Mann, Kelvin: "R"

Mann, Kelvin

"R"

Etching, 2010.

$225

The single letter "R", from the alphabet, illustrated by a rhinoceros. All letters are available, and the full set of 27 etchings in folio box is a...

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TAKEDA, Fumiko: Dreamer

TAKEDA, Fumiko

Dreamer

Hand Colored, 2015.

$575

?? (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint with handcoloring on chine-collé. Edition of 30. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, in Latin ...

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Desmazières, Erik: Entrance Hall With Globe

DESMAZIERES, Erik

Entrance Hall With Globe

Etching, 2009.

$750

Signed, numbered from edition of XXV with full margins. Erik Desmazières is considered one of the greatest contemporary printmakers, and has had ...

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Martin, M. G. : Dash and Splash

Martin, M. G.

Dash and Splash

Etching, 1962.

$800

M. G. Martin, Amer., (1931-2013) Dash and Splash, Etching, Softground & Aquatint, 1962, ed. of 6 plus 1 proof, 23-3/8 x 15-13/16, signed, title...

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Babylon (Bridge to Babylon)

MARGOLIES, Samuel L.

Babylon (Bridge to Babylon)

Etching, 1949.

$1,000

Etching and aquatint. Edition of 200. Signed. 2 5/8 x 3 inches (plate), 7 x 8 inches (sheet).

Bloom

Hull, Richard

Bloom

Intaglio, 2015.

$1,200

Etching and aquatint, printed from a single copper plate in black ink on Arches Cover paper. Hull worked directly on a copper plate using the age-o...

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Catch Me a Planet

FULLER, Sue

Catch Me a Planet

Intaglio, 1952/1985.

$2,000

"Catch Me a Planet," a combination of softground etching and aquatint, is by American artist Sue Fuller (1914-2006). The plate was created in 1952 ...

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Wortzel, Adrienne: Corinthian Capital 1

Wortzel, Adrienne

Corinthian Capital 1

Etching, 2000.

$2,300

Adrianne Wortzel creates unique and innovative work exploring historical and cultural perspectives. Corinthian Capital 1 is a large dramatic medit...

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Cup with Pipe

LOEBER, Lou

Cup with Pipe

Etching, 1927.

$2,400

Unsigned but from the estate of the artist. Titled and inscribed trial proof (proefdruk) and not for sale (niet te koop). Inscribed "III" below whi...

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Geerlings, Gerald K., Black Magic, Aquatint| Etching

GEERLINGS, Gerald

Black Magic

Etching, 1929.

$8,500

Gerald K. Geerlings, 'Black Magic', etching and aquatint, 1929, edition 100. Signed in pencil; titled and annotated '(New York 1928)' in pencil, l...

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