Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is an Artist Proof?

What is an Artist Proof?

At least, in theory, artist proof is a print impression taken to see the current state of printing in the printing process as the artist works on the plate. A proof is capable of clearly showing an incomplete image often referred to as a trial impression or the working proof. However, an artist proof in the modern practice describes an impression of finished work identical to the numbered copies. 

Réalités Nouvelles

Réalités Nouvelles means new realities. It is the focus of an exhibiting society founded by Sonia Delaunay, in 1939, in Paris. The Salon des Réalités nouvelles promoted the concept that abstract art does not imitate existing reality, and therefore is a new reality.

Charcoal

Charcoal is sticks of charred wood used to make initial studies and finished drawings. It is easily smudged and erased. It requires resin or gum to make it stick to surfaces permanently, and is ideal for sketching first ideas on walls or canvas.

Lambda print

A Lambda print is made in a Lambda laser printer. Lambda is a brand of the Durst company, which developed innovative digital forms of printing. The Durst Lambda was one of the first printers to use digital laser technology to print archival quality prints. Also called a Lambda c-type print.

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