Carroll Dunham. Five from Female Portraits. 2000

Carroll Dunham Five from Female Portraits 2000

  • Not on view

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.
Medium
One from a portfolio of thirteen lithographs
Dimensions
composition (irreg.): 7 1/16 x 10 1/2" (18 x 26.7 cm); sheet: 13 3/16 x 17 3/16" (33.5 x 43.6 cm)
Publisher
Universal Limited Art Editions, Bay Shore, NY
Printer
Universal Limited Art Editions, Bay Shore, NY
Edition
23
Credit
Gift of Emily Fisher Landau
Object number
1464.2001.5
Copyright
© 2019 Carroll Dunham / Photo: Courtesy of Universal Limited Art Editions, Inc. (U.L.A.E.)
Portfolio
Female Portraits
Department
Drawings and Prints

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