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Anish Kapoor (b.1954) - Prints & Multiples

Anish Kapoor Without Title

Without Title 

Medium: Original Polymer gravure type Etching, in colours, on BFK Rives naturel 280gsm paper, signed and numbered  by the artist in pencil.

Edition:  A signed and numbered proof from the edition of 150

Size:  Plate size 23cm x 30cm  ; Paper size 32cm x 38cm

Published by: Terence Higgins Trust

 

 

 

Anish Kapoor No Title 2000

 No Title  2000 

Original Etching, in colours,  2002, on support paper,  on paper, signed by the artist in pencil.

Edition:  The total edition was of 30 proofs of which 12 were bound as books and 18 were presented in boxed portfolios from which our example comes.

Size:  Support: 430 x 380 mm

Note: Thus comes from a boxed suite  entitled “Blackness from her womb”consisting of 13 prints in total. Following the title page, the portfolio included two pages each printed with two lines of text. These read: ‘Crows are calling/Blackness from her womb’, and ‘Valley of red/Wounded walls of tranquility’. In this way colour is registered as an important theme in the work before the images are encountered. The words link the womb with injury, darkness and foreboding, but also align it with the landscape, and evoke it as a refuge. Imagery relating to the female body and birth connect these prints to Kapoor’s earlier print portfolio entitled Wounds and Absent Objects 1998. In each of the prints that make up Blackness from Her Womb Kapoor combines the deep and resonant black characteristic of etching with one other colour.  The colours used in Blackness from Her Womb derive from hand-made paper sourced in Japan. Samuel sent Kapoor monochrome proof prints of his designs, which Kapoor painted with watercolour. These colour samples were then sent on to Japan where Gampi paper was custom made in the colours the artist had selected.

Printed by: Jacob Samuel, Master Printer.

Public Collections: Tate Gallery, London. Purchased 2002. Reference P78611

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/kapoor-no-title-p78611

Condition: In very good condition with fresh colours