Alfred Leslie, ‘Folded Constance Pregnant’, 1986, Print, Etching, Graphicstudio USF
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Alfred Leslie

Folded Constance Pregnant, 1986

Etching
9 7/8 × 73 1/2 in
25.1 × 186.7 cm
Edition of 30
.
$10,000
Location
Tampa
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Graphicstudio USF
Tampa

"Folded Constance Pregnant", Leslie's first published etching, portrays his wife in …

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Hand-signed by artist, On Front
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Alfred Leslie
American, b. 1927
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The ever-versatile Alfred Leslie has been on the frontlines of many major movements in postwar American art. Early in his career, Leslie ran with the Abstract Expressionists in New York, producing immense, lush abstractions and counting Barnett Newman, Franz Kline, and critic Clement Greenberg among his close associates. From there, Leslie would experiment radically, making silkscreen boxes years before Andy Warhol’s emergence and painting hyper-realistic figurative scenes that would show alongside Chuck Close and Philip Pearlstein. “I don't think he's gotten his due,” Whitney curator Barbara Haskell once said. “I think he did fall between the cracks chronologically…I think it was difficult for people to understand his career as one unit.” Leslie was also at the forefront of experimental film, collaborating with Robert Frank to make Pull My Daisy (1959), a tribute to the Beat generation featuring Richard Bellamy, Allen Ginsberg, Alice Neel, and Larry Rivers.

Alfred Leslie, ‘Folded Constance Pregnant’, 1986, Print, Etching, Graphicstudio USF
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"Folded Constance Pregnant", Leslie's first published etching, portrays his wife in one of her pregnancies. Roughly nine by six feet, the print is far larger than any etching press at Graphicstudio. To accommodate the image, Leslie made three separate copper plates, and the paper was folded twice, to go …

Medium
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Hand-signed by artist, On Front
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Graphicstudio/USF
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Graphicstudio
Alfred Leslie
American, b. 1927
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The ever-versatile Alfred Leslie has been on the frontlines of many major movements in postwar American art. Early in his career, Leslie ran with the Abstract Expressionists in New York, producing immense, lush abstractions and counting Barnett Newman, Franz Kline, and critic Clement Greenberg among his close associates. From there, Leslie would experiment radically, making silkscreen boxes years before Andy Warhol’s emergence and painting hyper-realistic figurative scenes that would show alongside Chuck Close and Philip Pearlstein. “I don't think he's gotten his due,” Whitney curator Barbara Haskell once said. “I think he did fall between the cracks chronologically…I think it was difficult for people to understand his career as one unit.” Leslie was also at the forefront of experimental film, collaborating with Robert Frank to make Pull My Daisy (1959), a tribute to the Beat generation featuring Richard Bellamy, Allen Ginsberg, Alice Neel, and Larry Rivers.

Alfred Leslie

Folded Constance Pregnant, 1986

Etching
9 7/8 × 73 1/2 in
25.1 × 186.7 cm
Edition of 30
.
$10,000
Location
Tampa
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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