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Holstein-Poetry-Catenary Curve
  • David Faber
    born 1950
  • Holstein-Poetry-Catenary Curve, 2005
  • The Corcoran 2005 Print Portfolio: Drawn to Representation
  • Where object was made: United States
  • (multiple plate intaglio) engraving, mezzotint, drypoint, stippling, electric stippling, scraping, burnishing, roulette, chine collé
  • Paper Type: Arches Cover White and Arches Cover Bu
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: irregular 461 x 295 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: irregular 18 1/8 x 11 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 577 x 378 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22 11/16 x 14 7/8 in
  • Gift of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0143.05

Two etched plates arranged and printed on the same sheet of paper. The plate on the top is printed with black ink on white paper and has an irregular shape. It is shaped in the form of a set of bulls horns and its shadow. The shadow is opaque black with some white curved designs and a small white cirlcle in the top middle. The horns themselves are etched with a ribbed design with black tips. where the base of the two horns meet is a arch with a faint line in its center. Bellow that is a row of interchanging black and white squares. The black squares hold a white dot in their center. The white squares contain a date, 2005, placed inbetween the letters A and D.

The second plate is a vertical rectangle, printed with black ink on cream chine colle paper. An image of a paint brush is centered in the frame, its wild and dense bristles splayed and frayed at the bottom of the frame, and its handle toward the top. At the tip of the hadle sprouts long horns and a white dot in the center tip of the handle. Behind the brush are vertical bars with texture and abstract shapes within the bars. Dotted lines move throughout.