Chris Burden. Coyote Stories. 2005

Chris Burden

Coyote Stories


Not on view
Portfolio of ten etchings, five with aquatint, and 25 digital prints with chine collé
plate: (see child records); sheet (each): 14 15/16 x 12 3/8" (38 x 31.5 cm)
Edition Jacob Samuel, Santa Monica
Edition Jacob Samuel, Santa Monica
Edition 18
Monroe Wheeler Fund
Object number
© 2015 Chris Burden
Drawings and Prints
This work is not on view.
There are 36 works in this portfolio online.
Chris Burden has 49 works online.
There are 17,184 prints online.

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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