Vija Celmins, ‘Night Sky / Beetle’, 1990, Print, Woodcut and linoleum cut on Somerset paper, Caviar20
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Vija Celmins

Night Sky / Beetle, 1990

Woodcut and linoleum cut on Somerset paper
15 × 11 in
38.1 × 27.9 cm
Edition of 100
.
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Toronto
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Caviar20
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Since the ancient world, bestiaries have been used to catalog and describe collective knowledge on …

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Excellent condition
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered by the artist on the colophon
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This unique print was created specially for the book Bestiary by Bradford Morrow (b. 1951)
Publisher
The Grenfell Press, New York
Vija Celmins
Latvian, b. 1938
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Vija Celmins creates subtle, often delicate, monochromatic paintings, drawings and prints based largely on her own photographs of the desert, sea, night sky, and other natural phenomena. Using graphite, erasers, electric erasers and charcoal dust among other tools and materials, Celmins investigates the nature of physical and metaphorical presence, as well as the spatial implications of drawing. There is a sense of quietude and wonder in much of the work, and a notable banishing of any direct human presence. Her serial explorations of a single subject include the Mojave Desert in the U.S., a place she has often photographed, and a spider’s web.

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Since the ancient world, bestiaries have been used to catalog and describe collective knowledge on creatures and other natural elements (i.e. rocks). Illustrated bestiaries grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, often pairing the animal with a moral lesson. This reflected the allegorical Christian belief that each …

Medium
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered by the artist on the colophon
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
This unique print was created specially for the book Bestiary by Bradford Morrow (b. 1951)
Publisher
The Grenfell Press, New York
Vija Celmins
Latvian, b. 1938
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Vija Celmins creates subtle, often delicate, monochromatic paintings, drawings and prints based largely on her own photographs of the desert, sea, night sky, and other natural phenomena. Using graphite, erasers, electric erasers and charcoal dust among other tools and materials, Celmins investigates the nature of physical and metaphorical presence, as well as the spatial implications of drawing. There is a sense of quietude and wonder in much of the work, and a notable banishing of any direct human presence. Her serial explorations of a single subject include the Mojave Desert in the U.S., a place she has often photographed, and a spider’s web.

Vija Celmins

Night Sky / Beetle, 1990

Woodcut and linoleum cut on Somerset paper
15 × 11 in
38.1 × 27.9 cm
Edition of 100
.
Contact For Price
Location
Toronto
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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