Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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Mezzotint on Rives BFK unsized roll paper

Print impression quality: Excellent

Dimensions (Image): 408 x 392 mm (16.1 x 15.4 in.)

Dimensions (Plate): 1130 x 915 mm (44.5 x 36 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 1321 x 1067 mm (52 x 42 in.)

Dimension notes: image dimensions are for composition

Signed in pencil, lower left: “To Dewey with hugs & kisses / Chuck”; inscribed vertically, along left margin: “stage proof ‘Keith’ Close 1972”

Watermark: BFK

Edition: Stage proof; edition of 10; printed by Kathan Brown at Crown Point Press; published by Parasol Press, New York City. According to Close, in telephone conversation with Gretchen Geser, ex '84, Dewey ? was one of the printers at Crown Point Press. Close had pulled so many proofs that he was able to pull a finished edition of only ten impressions. Therefore, he gave stage proofs, rather than artist's proofs, to the printers. Dewey probably sold this back to Bob Feldman, the publisher of Parasol Press. (December 1981)

Accession number: 1975.16.1

National Endowment for the Arts funds and Friends of the Davison Art Center matching funds, 1979

Bibliography: Field, Recent American Etching, cat. no. 4 ; "The Chuck Close Mezzotint ‘Keith’" 1972, Crown Point Press, 1972; Judith Goldman, "Process and Proofs," pp. 64 ff.

Object Type: Prints

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