Carroll Dunham. Female Portraits. 2000

Carroll Dunham Female Portraits 2000

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These are not so much portraits as caricatures of portraits, each with a ropelike black frame that lends a seriousness to the disturbing figures Dunham calls "deformed characters." They began as quick marker sketches, which Dunham scanned into the computer and colored digitally. The studio then spent months trying to match printing inks to the fabulously elusive colors of the digital images, before ultimately printing them as lithographs.

Gallery label from Artistic Collaborations: 50 Years at Universal Limited Art Editions, January 17–May 21, 2007.
Portfolio of thirteen lithographs
composition (see child records): dimensions vary; sheet (orientation varies, each approx.): 13 5/16 × 17 1/8" (33.8 × 43.5 cm) or 17 1/8 × 13 5/16" (43.5 × 33.8 cm)
Universal Limited Art Editions, Bay Shore, NY
Universal Limited Art Editions, Bay Shore, NY
Gift of Emily Fisher Landau
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© 2021 Carroll Dunham / Photo: Courtesy of Universal Limited Art Editions, Inc. (U.L.A.E.)
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