Walton Ford, ‘Visitation’, 2004, Kasmin
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Walton Ford

Visitation, 2004

Six color hardground and softground etching, aquatint, spit-bite aquatint, drypoint on Somerset Satin paper
44 × 30 7/8 in
111.8 × 78.4 cm
Edition of 50
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$20,000 - 30,000
Location
New York
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Walton Ford
American, b. 1960
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Turning the work of naturalist and painter John James Audubon on its head, Walton Ford imbues the flora and fauna in his own watercolors and prints with sex, violence, and melodrama. His aim is to satirically comment on the history of colonialism, slavery, and other forms of oppression. The beauty and naturalism of his meticulously rendered scenes belie their comedic grotesqueness. As he explains, “I think that there’s almost no subject that you can’t treat with some humor, no matter how brutal it can seem.”

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American, b. 1960
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Turning the work of naturalist and painter John James Audubon on its head, Walton Ford imbues the flora and fauna in his own watercolors and prints with sex, violence, and melodrama. His aim is to satirically comment on the history of colonialism, slavery, and other forms of oppression. The beauty and naturalism of his meticulously rendered scenes belie their comedic grotesqueness. As he explains, “I think that there’s almost no subject that you can’t treat with some humor, no matter how brutal it can seem.”

Walton Ford

Visitation, 2004

Six color hardground and softground etching, aquatint, spit-bite aquatint, drypoint on Somerset Satin paper
44 × 30 7/8 in
111.8 × 78.4 cm
Edition of 50
.
$20,000 - 30,000
Location
New York
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