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Chris Burden. Coyote Stories. 2005
Chris Burden

Coyote Stories

2005
Not on view
Medium
Portfolio of ten etchings, five with aquatint, and 25 digital prints with chine collé
Dimensions
plate: (see child records); sheet (each): 14 15/16 x 12 3/8" (38 x 31.5 cm)
Publisher
Edition Jacob Samuel, Santa Monica
Printer
Edition Jacob Samuel, Santa Monica
Edition
Edition 18
Credit
Monroe Wheeler Fund
Object number
82.2011.1-36
Copyright
© 2015 Chris Burden
Type
Portfolio

A performance and installation artist, Burden based this portfolio of digital prints and etchings on his encounters with coyotes near his home in Topanga Canyon, just outside Los Angeles. Working at Jacob Samuel's Santa Monica print studio, Burden wrote the stories on legal pads, which Samuel printed digitally to directly reproduce the artist's handwriting. For the etchings, Samuel suggested that Burden work on the surfaces of the copper plates without traditional etching tools; experimenting with this idea, the artist pressed objects described in the stories, such as knives or a wallet, into the soft ground.

Gallery label from Print/Out, February 19–May 14, 2012
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