DUNHAM, Carroll. Shadows. Ten original full sheet drypoints, with justification, title- leaf, and tissue interleaves. Oblong folio, 350 x 584 mm, the whole enclosed in publisher's cloth chemise and titled clamshell box. West Islip, NY: Universal Limited Art Editions, Inc. 1989.
One of two copies designated as Printer's Proofs, in addition to fourteen numbered suites, five Artist's Proofs, and two cancellation proofs. Each drypoint was printed from a pewter plate on Richard de Bas handmade paper, and signed, numbered ("P.P. 2/2") and dated by the artist in the image. The artist has also signed, dated and numbered the title-leaf. Printing on pewter plates resulted in an extremely small edition, because the plates were so soft. Dunham (b. 1949), American painter and print maker: "... initially influenced by Post-Minimalism, process art and conceptual art, he was soon attracted to the tactility and allusions to the body in the work of Brice Marden, Robert Mangold and Robert Ryman. Spurred on by the revival of interest in Surrealism in the 1970s, Dunham began to make abstract, biomorphic paintings reminiscent of the work of Arshile Gorky and André Masson, executed with a comic twist ..." - (Falconer, Grove Art Online).
Carroll Dunham Prints Catalogue Raisonne 1984-2006 A16.
Item nr. 168503