Carroll Dunham. Ten from Female Portraits. 2000

Carroll Dunham Ten from 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 .
One from a portfolio of thirteen lithographs
composition (irreg.): 9 3/16 x 13 1/2" (23.3 x 34.3 cm); sheet: 13 1/4 x 17 5/16" (33.6 x 43.9 cm)
Universal Limited Art Editions, Bay Shore, NY
Universal Limited Art Editions, Bay Shore, NY
Gift of Emily Fisher Landau
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© 2020 Carroll Dunham / Photo: Courtesy of Universal Limited Art Editions, Inc. (U.L.A.E.)
Female Portraits
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