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Ten Days

A work made of etching and aquatint in black and silver on cream wove paper.
© 2018 Brice Marden / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of etching and aquatint in black and silver on cream wove paper.

Date:

1971

Artist:

Brice Marden
American, born 1938

About this artwork

This plate is one of a series of eight-from the first portfolio that Brice Marden produced-relating to sketches he made of olive trees in Greece. At the same time that the composition seems to deny space by pushing the image up to the picture plane, the shape of the paper restricts the image to a linear, geometric format. Despite the grid’s mathematical exactness, the gestural marks constituting the picture surface evince a human dimension, as well as evoking landscape elements. The segmented composition and the silver gray aquatint reference the physical environment, and man’s relationship to and interpretation of nature.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Brice Marden

Title

Ten Days

Origin

United States

Date

1971

Medium

Etching and aquatint in black and silver on cream wove paper

Dimensions

305 × 385 mm (image); 567 × 760 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Lannan Foundation

Reference Number

1997.115.5

Copyright

© 2018 Brice Marden / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Extended information about this artwork

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