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Untitled

A work made of color etching, aquatint, and photo-etching on cream wove paper.
© Karl Wirsum.

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  • A work made of color etching, aquatint, and photo-etching on cream wove paper.

Date:

1959

Artist:

Karl Wirsum
American, 1939-2021

About this artwork

With Art Green, Jim Nutt, and Suellen Rocca, Karl Wirsum exhibited as a member of the Hairy Who. Although he is now noted for his elegantly realized comic imagery, he drew constantly from life as a student. This print was made from two plates—one a commercial plate used as a tonal image, and the second derived from drawings Wirsum made of birds at the Lincoln Park Zoo. The pattern of their fluttering wings foreshadows the artist’s mature use of pattern in paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Wirsum has taught at SAIC since the early 1970s and has had a long association with Ox-Bow.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Karl Wirsum

Title

Untitled

Origin

United States

Date

1959

Medium

Color etching, aquatint, and photo-etching on cream wove paper

Dimensions

307 × 380 mm (image/plate); 365 × 430 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Bequest of Vera Berdich

Reference Number

2010.826

Copyright

© Karl Wirsum.

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