Camille Claudel Flowers and Books
Camille Claudel Flowers and Books, 2010
Etching in folder, with book
Sheet size: 30 × 22.5 cm
Limited edition of 30 + 6 a. p., signed and numbered
Well known for her painted portraits, Elizabeth Peyton has created since the 1990s a broad range of prints, including monotypes, lithographs, woodcuts, and etchings. Experimenting with different techniques, she also uses a variety of diverse and handmade papers as well as various colored and monochromatic inks. Her portrayed subjects—historical figures such as William Shakespeare and Richard Wagner; visual artists such as Frida Kahlo, David Hockney, Andy Warhol, and Robert Mapplethorpe; pop stars such as Eminem and Kurt Cobain; as well as her friends—populate both her prints and paintings. More recently, Peyton has turned to the genre of the still life to explore its contemporary relevance.
The etching we are pleased to offer you as a Collector’s Edition is a tender still life: we see Camille Claudel — her portrait probably taken from a book cover, since her name appears backward, in a mirror image — and a partially visible vase of flowers, whose blooms seem to crown her head.
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