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Face of Beauty

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Description

James Hansen used art to explore good and evil, love and hate, faith and fear.  Taking inspiration from ancient religious traditions and symbolism, he created charismatic and often playful images—but images that were nonetheless very focused on the theme he was exploring in the work.

This print is from Hansen’s Saltimbanques series.  Saltimbanques was plainly among Hansen’s most masterful works.  The engravings were beautifully executed and the prints skillfully made by an American leader in printmaking.  These works are enormously appealing to the eye and, with a message that is clear but neither simplistic nor harping, appealing to the mind as well.  These are truly delightful works.

With only 25 impressions in the edition, and an oeuvre that was substantially diminished when his works, held in storage after his death, were destroyed by water, this work is now quite scarce.

Additional information

Medium

Etching, Intaglio

Date

Signing, Dating, and Titling

Framing

Condition

Excellent Condition

Type

Modern Print-Makers

Details

Medium:
Intaglio print from an etching with aquatint, sugarlift, and spitbite.
Paper:
Printed on full sheets of Arches paper with watermark and deckled edges.
Printer:
James Stroud at the Center Street Studio, Milton, Mass.
Date:
1992
Signature:
Signed and dated by the artist in pencil, en recto lower center, and with the publisher’s blind emboss en recto lower left.
Edition:
Impression number 19 out of the edition of 25.
Framing:
Floated in a custom-made frame of black-painted maple with rag spacers behind conservation glass.  All conservation-grade materials.
Condition:
Excellent condition, without damage or flaw; impression bright, crisp, and clear.
Framed Size:
23.5 in. (w) x 25.5 in. (h)
Sheet Size:
19.5 in. (w) x 22.5 in. (h)

Price & Purchase

Price:
$2,450