Günter Brus, Arnulf Rainer[no title] 1985-6

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Artists
Günter Brus (born 1938)
Arnulf Rainer (born 1929)
Title
[no title]
Date 1985-6
MediumDrypoint and etching on paper
Dimensionsimage: 430 x 295 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1987
Reference
P77237
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Catalogue entry

[from] Deepening with Clouding Over 1985–6 [P77235-P77239; complete]
Vertiefung mit Bewölkung

Portfolio of five prints in drypoint and etching over heliogravured botanical images, various sizes; printed by Peter Kneubühler, Zürich and published by Heike Curtze, Düsseldorf and Vienna, and Maximilian
Verlag Sabine Knust, Munich in an edition of 50 with an additional set of 10 with Roman numerals, a set of 10 artists' proofs and a further set of 10 designated not for sale
Each inscribed ‘G. Brus’ below image b.l., ‘A Rainer’ below image b.r. and ‘35/50’ below image bottom centre
Purchased from Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York (Grant-in-Aid) 1987

P77237 [no title]

Drypoint and etching 430 × 295 (17 × 11 5/8) on wove paper 563 × 399 (22 1/8 × 15 3/4); plate-mark 430 × 295 (17 × 11 5/8)

P77235-P77239 depict dense clusters of drypoint lines by Rainer and fantastical figures and organic forms etched by Brus over nineteenth-century botanical imagery. The botanical images of imprinted plants were transferred to etching plates by Karl Imhof, a printer based in Munich, using a heliogravure process. Printed in black, the prints are related to a series of drawings made by Brus and Rainer between 1984 and 1985 on botanical prints taken from the same source. P77235-P77239 were made shortly after the drawings, also given the same group title ‘Deepening with Clouding Over’… (read more)

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