Wayne Thiebaud - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | Phillips

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  • "I was playing around with abstract notions of the edge – I was fascinated, living in San Francisco, by the way that different streets came in and then just vanished. So I sat out on a street corner and began to paint them, but they didn’t really work. No one view seemed to get this sense of edges appearing things swooping around their own edges, that I loved." —Wayne Thiebaud 

    • Provenance

      The Artist
      Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson
      Acquired from the above by descent

    • Exhibited

      Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, Anderson Gallery of Graphic Art, Contemporary American Monotypes: Selections from the Anderson Graphic Arts Collection, January 26 - April 20, 2008

    • Literature

      Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, Anderson Gallery of Graphic Art, Contemporary American Monotypes: Selections from the Anderson Graphic Arts Collection, checklist p. 6

    • Catalogue Essay

      A fresh generation of printmakers, many from the Bay Area, was instrumental in reviving monotypes as a contemporary medium in the 1970s after being profoundly influenced by a 1968 exhibition of Degas monotypes at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University. Instead of mirroring the past that inspired them, these printmakers expanded the vocabulary of the monotype with complex use of ink and technique that further developed ethereal qualities of light and painted line. Contemporary American Monotypes, Selections from the Anderson Graphic Arts Collection, p. 2

      Rather than focusing on the changing forms and moods of nature in the tradition of Romantic landscapes, Thiebaud's monotypes emphasize man's alterations to nature, from a dramatic freeway curving against a blank sky to a steep hillside sliced by roads that seem to defy the law of gravity...A traditionally trained artist for whom drawing is the basis of his work, Thiebaud approached the monotype as a form of painterly drawing in which texture, tone and line are intimately related in a single stroke or gesture. Joann Moser, Singular Impressions - The Monotype in America, The Contemporary Monotype Phenomenon, 1997, p. 154

10 Works from the Family Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson

23

Twin Peaks Downgrade #1

1977
Monotype, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 22 1/2 x 17 1/4 in. (57.2 x 43.8 cm)
S. 31 x 22 7/8 in. (78.7 x 58.1 cm)

Signed, and with a hand drawn heart, titled, dated, and annotated '#1' in pencil, published by the artist, framed.

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Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $21,420

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19 - 21 April 2022