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Wayne Thiebaud Prints

Lyndsey Ingram T. +44 (0)20 7581 8664 E. info@lyndseyingram.com W. lyndseyingram.com


Foreword We are delighted to present this catalogue of works by Wayne Thiebaud. This is a particularly special group, as the majority of the prints here come from an American private collection and were acquired directly from the artist’s studio. Thiebaud’s work marries a sophisticated formal concern with exploring light and volume, with deceptively simple depictions of everyday objects. It is as though he is saying to the viewer that art can be found all around us, in the objects we take for granted in our daily lives, in the diners and dime stores of America. To this end, he is famous for his images of gumball machines, pie plates, and lollypops, all of which can be found in this current group. In addition to such still-life subjects, Thiebaud is also known for his landscapes. The artist moved to California before his first birthday and continues to live and work there today. The dramatic hillsides of San Francisco and the lush surrounding countryside feature in these prints. This group of prints is also notable for the range of mediums the artist employs. Throughout his career, Thiebaud has turned his hand to every major print technique – etching, woodcut, screenprint, linocut – all of which are represented here. His technical facility as a print maker, his incredible ability as a draftsman, and the enduring appeal of his subject matter make Thiebaud one of our most cherished and important printmakers working today. – Lyndsey Ingram

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Little Red Suckers Aquatint printed in red, 1971–2014. Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 35. Printed by Emily York, Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 25.4 × 26.6 cm

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Country City Etching and aquatint printed in colours, 1988. Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 60. Printed on Somerset Satin paper by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 77.5 Ă— 101.6 cm

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Delicatessen Aquatint, 1964. From Delights portfolio. Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 100. Printed on Rives BFK paper by Kathan Brown at Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 32.5 Ă— 27.5 cm

Provenance: Private collection in California; acquired directly from the artist

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Cupcakes and Donuts Direct gravure printed in colour, 2006. Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 40. Printed on Somerset paper by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 66.2 Ă— 78 cm

Provenance: Private collection in California; acquired directly from the artist.

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Candy Counter Linocut, 1970. From Seven Still Lifes and a Rabbit. Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 50. Printed on Arches paper. Published by Parasol Press Ltd., New York. 56.5 Ă— 76.2 cm

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Pies Aquatint, 1964. From Delights portfolio. Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 100. Printed on Rives BFK paper by Kathan Brown at Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 32.5 Ă— 27.5 cm

Provenance: Private collection in California; acquired directly from the artist.

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Hill Street Woodcut printed in colours, 1987. Signed in pencil and inscribed ‘AP 7’ An artist’s proof aside from the edition of 200. Printed by Tadashi Toda, Kyoto. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 94 × 61 cm

Provenance: Private collection in California; acquired directly from the artist.

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Candied Apples Aquatint, 1964. From Delights portfolio. Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 100. Printed on Rives BFK paper by Kathan Brown at Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 32.5 Ă— 27.5 cm

Provenance: Private collection in California; acquired directly from the artist.

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Dark Cake Woodcut printed in colours, 1983. Signed in pencil and inscribed ‘AP 9’. An artist’s proof aside from the edition of 200. Printed on Tosa Kozo paper by Tadashi Toda at Shi-un-do Print Shop, Kyoto. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 51.4 × 56.5 cm

Provenance: Private collection in California; acquired directly from the artist.

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Banana Splits Aquatint, 1964. From Delights portfolio. Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 100. Printed on Rives BFK paper by Kathan Brown at Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 32.5 Ă— 27.5 cm

Provenance: Private collection in California; acquired directly from the artist.

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Night River Hardground etching with drypoint and aquatint printed in blue and black, 1998/2011. Signed in pencil and inscribed TPF. A trial proof aside from the edition of 40. Printed on wove paper. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 38.1 Ă— 50.8 cm

Provenance: Private collection in California; acquired directly from the artist.

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Bacon and Eggs Aquatint, 1964. From Delights portfolio. Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 100. Printed on Rives BFK paper by Kathan Brown at Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 32.5 Ă— 27.5 cm

Provenance: Private collection in California; acquired directly from the artist.

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Candy Apples Woodcut printed in colours, 1987. Signed in pencil and inscribed ‘AP 1’. An artist’s proof aside from the edition of 200. Printed on Tosa Kozo paper by Tadashi Toda at Shi-un-do Print Shop, Kyoto. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 59 × 61.5 cm

Provenance: Private collection in California; acquired directly from the artist.

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Half Cakes Screenprint, 1971. From Seven Still Lifes and a Silver Landscape. Signed in pencil and inscribed AP. An artist’s proof aside from the edition of 50. Printed by Kathan Brown, San Francisco. Published by Parasol Press Ltd, New York. 75.6 × 56.5 cm

Provenance: Private collection in California; acquired directly from the artist.

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Dispensers Aquatint, 1964. From Delights portfolio. Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 100. Printed on Rives BFK paper by Kathan Brown at Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 32.5 Ă— 27.5 cm

Provenance: Private collection in California; acquired directly from the artist.

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River and Farms Watercolour over direct gravure with drypoint , 2002/2007. Signed in pencil and inscribed ‘T.P.’ ‘Trial proof – hand painted with watercolor’. A trial proof aside from the edition of 40. Printed by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 35.7 × 41 cm

Provenance: Private collection in California; acquired directly from the artist.

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Park Place Variation Hardground etching with drypoint, spit-bite aquatint and aquatint printed in black and red, 1995. Signed in pencil and inscribed ‘AP 8’. One of 10 artist’s proofs. Printed by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 100.3 × 75.5 cm

Provenance: Private collection in California; acquired directly from the artist.

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Lunch Counter Aquatint, 1964. From Delights portfolio. Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 100. Printed on Rives BFK paper by Kathan Brown at Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 32.5 Ă— 27.5 cm

Provenance: Private collection in California; acquired directly from the artist.

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Gumball Machine Linocut printed in colours, 1971. From Seven Still Lifes and a Silver Landscape portfolio. Signed in pencil and inscribed AP. An artist’s proof aside from the edition of 50. Printed on Arches paper. Published by Parasol Press, New York. 76.5 × 56.5 cm

Provenance: Private collection in California; acquired directly from the artist.

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Club Sandwich Aquatint, 1964. From Delights portfolio. Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 100. Printed on Rives BFK paper by Kathan Brown at Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 32.5 Ă— 27.5 cm

Provenance: Private collection in California; acquired directly from the artist.

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City Edge Aquatint printed in colours, 1988. Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 60. Printed on wove paper by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 49.8 Ă— 40.3 cm

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Suckers Aquatint, 1964. From Delights portfolio. Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 100. Printed on Rives BFK paper by Kathan Brown at Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. 32.5 Ă— 27.5 cm

Provenance: Private collection in California; acquired directly from the artist.

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‘There’s nothing really that I’ve ever found in other lines that is like an etched line – its fidelity, the richness of it, the density you just don’t get that any other way.’ – Thiebaud


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Wayne Thiebaud | Prints  

Lyndsey Ingram is delighted to present this catalogue of works by Wayne Thiebaud. This is a particularly special group, as the majority of t...