Russian-American artist Ilya Bolotowsky was a prominent mid-Century geometric abstractionist who loved to explore angles within a square or round confines.
Of the dozens of Bolotowsky diamonds I have seen, I have only ever seen one other instance of two diamonds in the same work. I have never seen Bolotowsky diamonds with a ghost image creating a part of the shape.
This work is from Bolotowsky’s Series 7.
Because of the challenge of capturing the white-on-white in photographs, please see multiple photographs showing the work in varying light.
Lithograph in colors
Rives BFK cotton wove paper.
Hand-signed by the artist in pencil en recto lower right. Numbered in pencil by the artist en recto lower left.
Number 123 out of the edition of 125.
This picture is framed in solid ash, hand-painted black, with an 8-ply mat behind museum-grade UV-Filtering Plexiglass. Framing by one of Washington’s most prominent framers. All conservation materials.
Very Good condition. Shows modest rippling in photos but barely noticeable in person.
35.75 in. (h) × 26.375 in. (w) × 1 in. (d)
29.5 in. (h) x 21.5 in. (w)