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Alan Shields Santa's Collar 1981

Alan Shields
$3,500.00
Current Stock: 1

Description

Alan Shields

Santa's Collar, 1981

Woodcut and intaglio, color relief, linocut, aquatint, with collage and thread stitching, in colors on white wove handmade TGL paper with straw
Hand Signed. Numbered. Framed.
45 1/2 × 39 1/4 inches
Edition 25/32
Unique Variant
 

Click HERE for a link to another edition of this work at the Walker Art Museum.


"Santa's Collar" is a 40-color, large (measuring 42.5"vertical x 39.25 inches horizontal), dramatic mixed media work, exemplifying the inventive, resourceful style of this important creative artist. It is a hand signed and numbered multiple - with each work from the series unique.


Catalogue Rasionne Reference: Tyler Graphics, plate 505-AS28, p. 300


Measurements:
sheet: 42 x 35-1/4 inches
frame: 45 1/2 x 39 1/4 inches


Catalogue Rasionne Reference: Tyler Graphics, plate 505-AS28, p. 300
According to the Tyler Graphics catalogue raisonne, it was created in 11 runs, including 1 colored paper; 10 runs from a magnesium plate; 1 assembled plate made from irregularly shaped woodblocks; 2 assembled plates made from diagonally cut linoleum strips, and 1 assembled plate made from 9 rectangular copper plates.
Alan Shields pushes the boundaries of what defines a print. He came of age artistically in the late 1960s in New York. Expanding the boundaries of Minimalism, he became known as a master of aesthetic invention through his wide-ranging exploration of materials and techniques. His mixed media works often contain combinations of traditional silkscreen processes combined with found materials, as in this colorful relief with handmade paper construction.
Shields died in 2005 and has since been ripe for rediscovery. In recent years, Shields' work has been exhibited by Van Doren Waxter, and he was the subject of a major exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum. In 2013, Paula Cooper Gallery inaugurated her 10th Avenue exhibition space with a major Alan Shields exhibition.
New York Times critic Roberta Smith wrote in her 2005 obituary for the artist: "Mr. Shields's work combined expanses of gorgeous stained color, reminiscent of Helen Frankenthaler's canvases, with the humbler crafts and a Gypsy sense of portability." Critic Robert Hughes has described Shields as a brilliant bricoleur who could, and often did, make art out of just about anything. He became an innovative printmaker, experimenting with handmade paper and turning out editions in which each print was unique. After his passing, Shields was awarded a Judith Rothschild Foundation grant given to recently deceased abstract artists whose work is of the highest quality but merits further recognition.
For shipments and/or deliveries outside of Manhattan, NYC, the work may be removed from its vintage frame and will ship unframed. It will remain in the frame for Manhattan deliveries and/or client pick-up.

 

Measurements: 

sheet: 42 x 35-1/4 inches 

frame: 45 1/2 x 39 1/4 inches

Please note: given the size of this work, we reserve the right to remove it from the frame for shipment outside of NYC. 

Alan Shields pushes the boundaries of what defines a print. He came of age artistically in the late 1960s in New York. Expanding the boundaries of Minimalism, he became known as a master of aesthetic invention through his wide-ranging exploration of materials and techniques. His mixed media works often contain combinations of traditional silkscreen processes combined with found materials, as in this colorful relief with handmade paper construction.  

Shields died in 2005 and has since been ripe for rediscovery. In recent years, Shields' work has been exhibited by Van Doren Waxter, and he was the subject of a major exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum. In 2013, Paula Cooper Gallery inaugurated her 10th Avenue exhibition space with a major Alan Shields exhibition. 

New York Times critic Roberta Smith wrote in her 2005 obituary for the artist: "Mr. Shields's work combined expanses of gorgeous stained color, reminiscent of Helen Frankenthaler's canvases, with the humbler crafts and a Gypsy sense of portability." Critic Robert Hughes has described Shields as a brilliant bricoleur who could, and often did, make art out of just about anything. He became an innovative printmaker, experimenting with handmade paper and turning out editions in which each print was unique. After his passing, Shields was awarded a Judith Rothschild Foundation grant given to recently deceased abstract artists whose work is of the highest quality but merits further recognition. 

SIGNATURE

Hand signed and numbered by artist on lower left and center recto (front). 

 

Measurements

Height:   49.50
Width:   39.25