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Anish Kapoor
In this etching Kapoor uses the vocabulary of his drawings and preparatory sketches for his sculptures. The saturated ink echoes the pigment employed in some of Kapoor’s sculptural pieces. The subtle gradations of colour, from deep and drenched to faded and almost white, bring about a disorientation in our perception of the two-dimensional nature of the work. The artist relished the challenge of achieving this dramatic effects of colour and depth in the two-dimensional media of etching.
Technique
Etching, two colour etching printed on 350gsm Hahnemuhle bright white paper. From a portfolio of 10 colour etchings, published by The Paragon Press in 2011

Anish Kapoor
Anish Kapoor CBE RA (born Mumbai 12 March 1954) is one of the most influential sculptors working today. Kapoor has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s when he studied art, first at the Hornsey College of Art and later at the Chelsea School of Art and Design. Winner of the 1991 Turner Prize, Kapoor has shown dynamic virtuosity in creating sculptures and installations in a wide range of materials and on scales extending from the conventional to the massive. Recent sculptural work has featured the use of red wax to convey organic and visceral resonances. A spiralling 115-metre sculpture has been chosen as the monument to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Shadow IV (brown)

Shadow IV (brown)

Shadow IV (brown)

Etching
A metal plate, normally copper or zinc or steel, is covered with an acid-resistant layer of rosin mixed with wax (this is called the ‘ground’). With a sharp point, the artist draws through this ground, but not into the metal plate. The plate is placed in an acid bath and the acid bites into the metal plate where the drawn lines have exposed it. The waxy ground is cleaned off and the plate is covered in ink, then wiped clean, so that ink is retained only in the etched lines. The plate can then be printed through an etching press. The strength of the etched line depends on the length of time the plate is left in the acid bath.
Etching
Edition of 39
Signed by the artist & numbered on the reverse

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72.4 x 96cm
28½ x 37¾in

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In this etching Kapoor uses the vocabulary of his drawings and preparatory sketches for his sculptures. The saturated ink echoes the pigment employed in some of Kapoor’s sculptural pieces. The subtle gradations of colour, from deep and drenched to faded and almost white, bring about a disorientation in our perception of the two-dimensional nature of the work. The artist relished the challenge of achieving this dramatic effects of colour and depth in the two-dimensional media of etching.

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First Name Anish
Last Name Kapoor
Artist Description Anish Kapoor CBE RA (born Mumbai 12 March 1954) is one of the most influential sculptors working today. Kapoor has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s when he studied art, first at the Hornsey College of Art and later at the Chelsea School of Art and Design. Winner of the 1991 Turner Prize, Kapoor has shown dynamic virtuosity in creating sculptures and installations in a wide range of materials and on scales extending from the conventional to the massive. Recent sculptural work has featured the use of red wax to convey organic and visceral resonances. A spiralling 115-metre sculpture has been chosen as the monument to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Edition of 39
Ed Date 2011
Inscriptions Signed by the artist & numbered on the reverse
Short Technique Etching
Sheet Size 72.4 x 96cm
Sheet Size (Inches) 28½ x 37¾in
Image Size No
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Technical Description Etching, two colour etching printed on 350gsm Hahnemuhle bright white paper. From a portfolio of 10 colour etchings, published by The Paragon Press in 2011
Technique Pop ups A metal plate, normally copper or zinc or steel, is covered with an acid-resistant layer of rosin mixed with wax (this is called the ‘ground’). With a sharp point, the artist draws through this ground, but not into the metal plate. The plate is placed in an acid bath and the acid bites into the metal plate where the drawn lines have exposed it. The waxy ground is cleaned off and the plate is covered in ink, then wiped clean, so that ink is retained only in the etched lines. The plate can then be printed through an etching press. The strength of the etched line depends on the length of time the plate is left in the acid bath.
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