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Robert Mangold: 1979

February 16, 2019 – March 23, 2019

Exhibition View

In 1979, Robert Mangold embarked on his most ambitious etching project.  He created a series of large-scale works, each consisting of rectangles and an extended curve.

For all three works, he used the same copper etching plates to create the monochrome planes.  However, for each work, Mangold arranged those three plates differently (and printed them with a different color).  Furthermore, each work has a subtle, yet distinct curve.
Looking back forty years ago to the time of their creation, Mangold, characteristically succinct in remarks, has stated, “I like this trio very much.”

The works, for perhaps the first time, are presented in isolation, so as to provide an ideal opportunity to compare the variations, see the mastery of form and media and take in the entire project without distraction.

Works In Exhibition

Exhibition View of Robert Mangold “A Red”

Robert Mangold Exhibition View of Robert Mangold “A Red”

A Red

Robert Mangold A Red 1979 Aquatint on six color plates on Rives BFK paper

Paper size:  40 3/4 x 40 7/8 inches  (103.5 x 103.8 cm)

Edition of 50

Signed “R. Mangold” lower left, titled and numbered in pencil lower margin

(Inventory #27903)

Exhibition View of Robert Mangold’s “C Yellow”

Robert Mangold Exhibition View of Robert Mangold’s “C Yellow”

C Yellow

Robert Mangold C Yellow 1979 Etching with aquatint on six copper plates on Rives BFK cut paper

Image size irregular:  17 7/8 x 50 7/8 inches  (45.4 x 129.2 cm)
Paper size:  25 7/8 x 58 7/8 inches  (65.7 x 149.5 cm)
Frame size:  29 x 62 inches  (73.7 x 157.5 cm)
Edition of 50
Signed, titled and numbered lower left in graphite
(Inventory #29407)

Exhibition View of Robert Mangold’s “B Orange”

Robert Mangold Exhibition View of Robert Mangold’s “B Orange”

B Orange

Robert Mangold B Orange 1979 Etching with aquatint on six color plates on Rives BFK paper

Image size irregular:  36 x 32 7/8 inches  (91.4 x 83.5 cm)
Paper size:  43 3/4 x 40 3/4 inches  (111.1 x 103.5 cm)
Frame size:  47 1/8 x 44 inches  (119.7 x 111.8 cm)
Edition of 50
Signed, numbered and titled lower left in graphite
(Inventory #29408)