Edition of 100
Lithograph on paper, Strathmore blind stamp
97.8 x 67.3 cm | 38 1/2 x 26 1/2 in.
106.8 x 81.9 cm | 42 1/16 x 32 1/4 in. (framed)
Unsigned and unnumbered
Issued with a certificate of provenance from Al Held Foundation
Published by Brooke Alexander, Inc. 1969
Untitled (1969) is the first print edition from Al Held’s ‘Black and White’ period. The interpenetrating cubic volumes constructed paradoxical perspectives, and correlate to the imagery of Held’s concurrent ‘Phoenicia’ series of paintings, especially Phoenicia IX in the collection of the Israel Museum.
The edition was published to benefit the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, USA, where Held was a visiting artist in the summer of 1968. In a lecture there, he likened his new black and white geometric imagery to that of a bookstore window, a singular image-field of varying depths replete with conflicting ideas and narratives.
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