Thursday, November 10, 2016

Arthur C. Danto: the writer as printmaker

Arthur C. Danto (1924-2013), “Child Carrying Flowers”, woodcut, 1955
From the collection of David and Janis Versluis

In 2005, because of this print, I began a very fine e-mail correspondence with Danto. Arthur Danto is best known as a prolific writer, Columbia University philosophy professor, and long-time art critic for “The Nation”. Danto writes: “That [this] print was of my daughter Lizzie.” In the 50s and early 60s Danto was a very serious artist/printmaker.

Wayne State University has the most extensive collection of Arthur C. Danto prints. 

Printed on mulberry (rice) paper and with full margins. Containing slight mat burning around the edges the image. Signed, dated, title and numbered, “5/20”, by the artist in pencil along the lower margin. Re-matted with 100% archival materials.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the editor has approved them.