Estimate: $6,800. Having designed stage sets for operas, as well as numerous book illustrations, Frederic Amat’s work is simultaneously a product of fantasy and reality. Seven Days is a collaborative piece including writing by fellow experimental stage director (and Watermill Center founder) Robert Wilson and illustrations by Amat, printed on handmade paper.
The images by Frederic Amat and the calligraphic writing by Robert Wilson were silk screen printed for this edition by Oriol Treserra and Xavier Todo of Taller Vallirana, Barcelona. The paper was custom made by Paul Wong of Dieu Donne Papermill, New York. Susan Gosin and Estela Robles assisted with the design. Peter Kruty letterpress printed the poem and colophon which was set in the typeface Strand Serif designed by Russell Maret. The box was designed and produced by Angels Arroyo. There are 25 copies in the edition and 15 proofs. Numbered and signed by Mark Stand, Frederic Amat, and Robert Wilson on colophon.
Image rights: Courtesy of the artist
About Frederic Amat
Having designed stage sets for operas, as well as numerous book illustrations, Frederic Amat creates artwork that has never been strictly confined to an exhibition setting. His sprawling abstract canvasses are shadowy and mysterious, echoing artists like Franz Kline. Amat’s work is simultaneously playful and poignant, earthy and industrial. His sculptural endeavors tend to be large-scale, immersive installations that engage with public, commonplace settings, and play with audiences’ perceptions. One such work, Teardrops (2010), involves patterning a given space with dozens of glossy ceramic blood droplets, invoking the drama of theater and creating a surreal, menacing effect.
Spanish , b. 1952