Esther Gonzales (wife of the painter and muralist Guillermo Ceniceros) is considered as one of Mexico’s most innovative printmakers. Her achievements have been recognized not only in her native Mexico but also on the international stage through invitational participation in print biennials in (former) Yugoslavia, Poland, Italy, Puerto Rico, India, the Netherlands, and the United States.
The present work provides a fitting illustration to the artist’s labour-intensive print-making processes. The textural qualities, volume, dimensionality, and deep reliefs were achieved by Gonzales through painstaking experimentation with printing presses, manufacture of specialist hand-made papers, and innovative utilisation of pigments. The inspiration for Gonazales’s prints is drawn from the surrounding landscape, and, specifically, the archaeological explorations which reveal ancient architecture, traditional designs, and hidden fossils.
Acquired in the 1970s, and kept in a pristine condition, this rare to the market print is a must-have for emerging and established connoisseurs of international art and print collecting.
Esther GONZALES (1936 - )
'Sin titulo [Untitled]' ca. 1975
Intaglio etching on paper
Edition of 50
Image Size: 10 x 15 cm
Dimensions: 36 x 25 cm
Signed: Signed and numbered 30/50 in pencil in margin below image lower centre
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
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