Five Minute Sketches. Barry McCallion.

Five Minute Sketches.

[NP but East Hampton, NY]: 2012. Artist's book, unique, on Richard de Bas cream wove paper, signed and dated by the artist on the colophon, Barry McCallion / July 2012. Page size: 5 x 3-1/8 inches; 192pp. Bound: looks in grey paper wrappers over boards with white label hand-lettered in multi-color inks by the artist, "Five / Minute / Sketches", in brown cloth over boards clamshell box with title label on spine and front panel. The artist explains his technique in the colophon: "A series of black India ink rectangles prepared the pages after which, one page at a time, I applied a base coat of yellow acrylic. As soon as the base coat went on, I drew into the paint with the sharpened back of a brush. Because of the acrylic's rapid drying time I had about a minute before the paint hardened and no longer accepted an impression." In bright yellow, green, blue and red with black and white lines, these bold images move quite confidently on their page, they carry a solidity not usually found in surreal images. Item #10862

Price: $4,600.00

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