Jim Read (1955-) - Elli No.14

Description
Jim Read (1955-) - Elli No.14
Blueprint process, Cyanotype - Signed - 2004

Beautiful archival contact print, the negative being the same size as the image, on hand-coated Canson Montval watercolour paper. Signed, dated and with initial sale info verso. An outstanding print in excellent condition, reminiscent of works by Imogen Cunningham, Ruth Bernhard and Edward Weston. The distorted perspective in this nude alludes to works by Bill Brandt and Andre Kertesz.

Fantastic cyanotype by Jim Read (UK, b.1955), one of the modern masters of this alternative process. For the past 25 years, Read has been experimenting with the process and papers and perfecting his techniques. In addition to being featured in dozens of exhibitions he has published many definitive articles on the subject. His works are in collections worldwide. One of only a handful ever produced, and by the very nature of the process, each cyanotype print is unique.

Purchased directly from the artist in 2004.

Will be sent by Express Courier.

Lot details
Artist
Jim Read (1955-)
Title of artwork
Elli No.14
Technique
Blueprint process, Cyanotype
Signature
Signed
Date of print
2004
Condition
Extremely fine
Vintage print
Yes
Image size
26×20 cm
Total dimensions
31×24×0 cm
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