Feb 17, 2022 - Sale 2595

Sale 2595 - Lot 301

Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
SMITH, KIKI. Touch. Complete group of 7 archivally framed items. Comprising 6 prints (aquatint, etching and drypoint), signed by Smith (30 x 22 inches; 760 x 555 mm, full sheets) on Hahnemühle bright white paper; and a letterpress poem written and signed by Henri Cole. Number 23 of 33 copies. Unexamined out of frames. From the publisher: "Touch, a set of color etchings by Kiki Smith. Each of the six prints in the set depicts a unique composition of flowers, from the elongated stems of lilies and gladiolas to an impressionistic rendering of a decaying hyacinth. The images are drawn on variously sized plates, enforcing the flowers' arrangement and physical scale. Accompanied by a poem written by the American poet Henri Cole [...] The techniques used for the prints include line etch, drypoint, aquatint, and burnishing. Each print is a four-plate color etching comprised of a red, blue, yellow and black plate." New York: Harlan & Weaver, 2006