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Bilketa (The Gathering)

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Bilketa (The Gathering)

Artist: Eduardo Chillida (Spanish, 1924 - 2002)
Date: 1994
Medium: Aquatint on paper
Dimensions:
Frame: 13 × 18 1/8 × 1 1/4 in. (33 × 46 × 3.2 cm.)
Sheet: 5 1/2 × 8 1/2 in. (14 × 21.6 cm.)
Plate: 4 1/2 × 7 1/4 in. (11.4 × 18.4 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of Linda and Steve Weitz, 2019.10
Accession number: 2019.10
Classification: print
In Collection(s)
Label TextEduardo Chillada is a major figure of European 20th-century abstraction, and is particularly known for large-scale metal sculpture. The shapes in this print resemble the thick forms and soft curves of this three-dimensional work. Chillada's artworks have been exhibited and collected in major museums around the world. This is the first work by the artist to enter the collections. NEWS, Oct|Nov|Dec 2019
SignedChillida (l,r graphite)
Inscription17/50 (l,l graphite)
Paper/Supportlight gray handmade paper
Edition17/50
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