Analia Saban - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Ars Publicata, Analia Saban, 2017.03 [4]

  • Catalogue Essay

    "[The] series, titled Pressed Paint, is a perfect example of the artist’s exploration of the basic building blocks of the artistic vernacular, and sheds light on the essential definitions of painting, sculpture and printmaking. To create this series, Saban first crafted a pillowcase-like sack out of unprimed linen and filled it with one half-gallon of acrylic paint. The pregnant bag was then squeezed through the printing press just far enough so that a thick layer of paint spilled out of the open side. Mounted on the wall, the five versions (cadmium red, ultramarine blue, middle gray, titanium white and mars black) appear frozen in time. Streaks of color saturate the fabric in a cascading pattern, while the paint, peeking out of the bottom of the bag, provides evidence of the process. Not only is this 'printed edition' both a sculpture and a painting, it is an artwork that draws our attention to the inside of the object, not just the surface." - Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, Analia Saban – Where We Start From, Press Release, 2018


Pressed Paint (Ultramarine Blue)

Acrylic paint, pressed in linen multiple.
overall 32 1/4 x 27 1/2 in. (81.9 x 69.9 cm)
Signed, dated and numbered '3' in black ink on the underside, from the series of 26 unique variants, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their inkstamp on the reverse).

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $6,985

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