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Al Held

Al Held

$7,500

American (1928–2005)

  • Date: 1992
  • Etching with aquatint on paper, signed, numbered, and dated verso
  • Edition of 16/30
  • Image Size: 35.5 x 44.5 inches
  • Size: 41 x 54 in. (104.14 x 137.16 cm)

$7,500

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This geometric etching contains several multi-colored shapes interacting in the same space.

By American artist Al Held.

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About The Artist: Al Held

Al Held is an abstract artist best known for large-scale, geometric abstractions that often employ illusionist devices. He began his career in the mid 1950s, showing gestural abstractions with heavy impasto, characteristic of the second-generation New York School. Born in Brooklyn in 1928, Held was a high-school dropout. But after a 1945-47 stint in the Navy, he enrolled in the Art Students League. From 1950 to '53 he lived in Paris, where he...

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About The Medium: Aquatint

An etching process in which tone is created by treating a plate with fine particles of acid resistant material (like powder resin) and then placing the plate in an acid bath. The acid bites into the plate between the grains of resin and when printed, the mass of tiny spots produces a textured area with tonal effects similar to watercolor wash.

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Al Held

1992

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Al Held

1992

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