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Artist: Patrick Caulfield (British, 1936 - 2005)
Culture: British, English
Date: 1975
Medium: Screenprint on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 20 1/2 x 31 in. (52.1 x 78.7 cm)
Sheet: 30 1/2 x 40 1/2 in. (77.5 x 102.9 cm)
State: 47
Edition: 70
Classification: Print
Credit Line: Gift of Saul Steinberg
Label Text:Patrick Joseph Caulfield began making screenprints in 1964, enamored with the reproducibility of precise images with rich colors and clear lines. As representations of inanimate every-day objects, Caulfield’s early prints belong to the still-life tradition in art. Whereas historical still-life depictions showed an interest in texture, detail, and decadence, Caulfield’s works—informed by Pop Art and popular imagery—emphasize bare-boned simplicity. He takes a focused shot of a normal scene and reduces elements to their most essential parts. Objects are flattened and sharp, outlined in comic-book-like black lines, and situated in even fields of bright colors.
Object number: 1981.56.12