Clayton Pond is an extraordinary artist, whose rich imagination is surpassed only by the richness of the ink on his serigraphs. The inventor of an entirely new way of producing serigraphs (commonly referred to as “silkscreens”), he achieves an incomparable glossiness and luminosity. This image was abstracted from the 1965 serigraph “Flower Shop”—a shop in a train station in Stockholm where the artist traveled during the summer of 1965. “Flower Shop” was the first print in which the artist originated his reductive method of stenciling, whereby he gradually reduced the openings in the same stencil for each subsequent color. Pond’s printing process gave his prints a tactile relief surface by printing each new color layered on top of the previous one.
Serigraph in 9 colors on Strathmore Bristol 2-ply 100% cotton rag paper.
Published and printed by the artist at his studio on Broome Street in New York City
Hand-signed, titled, and editioned by the artist in pencil en recto center bottom.
Impression 72 out of the edition of 90 (aside from ten artist’s proofs)
Custom matted and framed in a black metal Nielsen frame behind 99.9% UV-filtering Plexiglass. All conservation materials.
Very good condition. Colors bright, edges good. Some modest degradation of the ink along the bottom margin, does not diminish the work.
22.75 in. (h) x 15.75 in. (w) x .75 in. (d)
22.75 in. (h) x 11.375 in. (w)
16.375 in. (h) x 10.375 in. (w)
10.75 in. (h) x 8.5 in. (w)