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ROBERT BECHTLE Chrysler '64 ca. 1971, Soft ground etching. Signed. Numbered. Framed.

Robert Bechtle
$5,000.00

Robert Bechtle

 

Chrysler 1964, 1971

Soft Ground Etching. Hand Signed. Numbered.

 

23 1/4 × 28 1/4 × 1 in
59.1 × 71.8 × 2.5 cm
Edition 38/250
 
One of the most iconic and desirable prints by photo realist pioneer Robert Bechtle. Pencil signed and numbered recto (front) from the limited edition of 250. The image on this etching is very similar to Bechtle’s painting “64 Chrysler that sold at Christies, New York City NY 11/11/2010 for approximately $450,000.
Robert Bechtle paints what he calls portraits of the “essence of American experience.” Bechtle’s subjects come from his surroundings and scenes he knows with great familiarity: families, residential neighborhoods in California, and especially cars—an object he has extreme reverence for. Since the 1960s, Bechtle has been an active affiliate of the Bay Area Figurative Art movement, which ran counter to both Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism on the East Coast. His controlled paint handling and attention to detail have established Bechtle as one of the eminent Photorealists of his time. Bechtle explains his disciplinary choice in stating that he is trying “to achieve a kind of neutrality or transparency, in the sense that I would like the viewer to react first to the thing pictured…and only secondly to how it is painted.”
Provenance: De-accessioned from the AXMAR Investment company
Held in the original vintage frame for provenance, with glass removed for safety. Not examined outside of frame but appears fine. It will look terrific when re-framed.
Measurements:
12 x 16 inches (image)
15 x 20 inches (window)
23 1/4 x 28 1/4 x 1 inch (frame)
 
Condition
Held in the original vintage frame for provenance, with glass removed for safety. Not examined outside of frame but appears fine.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, hand signed and numbered recto
 
Provenance: De-accessioned from the AXMAR Investment company

 

 

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Robert Bechtle

 

Chrysler 1964, 1971

Soft Ground Etching. Hand Signed. Numbered.

 

23 1/4 × 28 1/4 × 1 in
59.1 × 71.8 × 2.5 cm
Edition 38/250
 
One of the most iconic and desirable prints by photo realist pioneer Robert Bechtle. Pencil signed and numbered recto (front) from the limited edition of 250. The image on this etching is very similar to Bechtle’s painting “64 Chrysler that sold at Christies, New York City NY 11/11/2010 for approximately $450,000.
Robert Bechtle paints what he calls portraits of the “essence of American experience.” Bechtle’s subjects come from his surroundings and scenes he knows with great familiarity: families, residential neighborhoods in California, and especially cars—an object he has extreme reverence for. Since the 1960s, Bechtle has been an active affiliate of the Bay Area Figurative Art movement, which ran counter to both Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism on the East Coast. His controlled paint handling and attention to detail have established Bechtle as one of the eminent Photorealists of his time. Bechtle explains his disciplinary choice in stating that he is trying “to achieve a kind of neutrality or transparency, in the sense that I would like the viewer to react first to the thing pictured…and only secondly to how it is painted.”
Provenance: De-accessioned from the AXMAR Investment company
Held in the original vintage frame for provenance, with glass removed for safety. Not examined outside of frame but appears fine. It will look terrific when re-framed.
Measurements:
12 x 16 inches (image)
15 x 20 inches (window)
23 1/4 x 28 1/4 x 1 inch (frame)
 
Condition
Held in the original vintage frame for provenance, with glass removed for safety. Not examined outside of frame but appears fine.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, hand signed and numbered recto
 
Provenance: De-accessioned from the AXMAR Investment company

 

 

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Weight: 5.00 LBS
Width: 29.00
Height: 23.25
Min Purchase Qty: 1 unit
Max Purchase Qty: 1 unit
Shipping: Calculated at Checkout