The Old Print Shop Portfolio : Linda Adato

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Linda Inspecting a Print.

LINDA ADATO VOLUME LXXXI

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1. On Time. Color etching and aquatint, 2021. Edition 30. Signed and dated in pencil. Interior of Paddington Train Station, London. Inscribed “2/30.” Image size 7 7/8 x 9 7/8” (19.9 x 25.6 cm). Very good condition. #99171-1 $450.00

2. By the Bridge. Etching and aquatint, 2020. Edition 30. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “3/30.” Image size 7 7/8 x 9 3/4” (20 x 25 cm). Very good condition. #992451 $450.00


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Robert K. Newman, Editor

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LINDA ADATO (1942-2021) The Old Print Shop, Inc. was saddened to hear of the passing of the artist, Linda Adato on May 7, 2021. The shop is proud to have represented Linda for the past twenty-five years. Her ability to use subtle colors and print “a la Poupee” (meaning all the color printed on one plate) was remarkable. She is considered one of the true masters of printing a la Poupee. The exhibition will include over 150 prints, monotypes, and paintings by the artist and is a retrospective exhibition featuring work from every period of her life as an artist. “The beauty of art is that it never leaves us and enriches populations long after the artist has passed on.” Artist’s statement: “I love the process of etching, of working the plate through the stages of hard ground, line etching, using aquatint for tones and soft ground for texture. Taking a proof at each stage you can see where you’ve gone and what can be. I start the image abstractly from the geometries of things around me, their configuration of line, form, shadow, etc. In the journey from drawing to final print, I do not so much execute the initial idea as I develop it in the course of the intaglio process. I am sometimes surprised by the “realistic” image.” EXHIBITION OCTOBER 5 TO NOVEMBER 7, 2021, IN OUR SECOND FLOOR GALLERY. ALL ARE WELCOME TO COME TO THE GALLERY. PLEASE WEAR A MASK.


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3. Mr. W. Oil on canvas, c.1966. (35.5 x 35.5 cm). NFS

Signed lower left “L. Adato.”

Canvas size 14 x 14”

Linda was born in England on October 24, 1942. She first studied at Hornsey College of Art in Haringey, England, which is renowned for its experimental approach to art and design. She emigrated to the United States in 1962 and studied at UCLA receiving her Masters of Art in Art Education. While living in California, she met and married Albert Adato. They moved to the East Coast in 1973 and lived for many years in New Rochelle before moving to Brooklyn. Linda was a master of color intaglio. Her work is distinctive for its delicate synthesis of composition, subtle use of color, classical elegance, and her personal interpretation of the architecture of New York City; chambers and ancient ruins in Spain, Italy, Turkey; and her own backyard in New Rochelle and later Brooklyn. She continuously made color etchings for over thirty years. In later years she began using two plates each printed a la poupee. Her subtle use of color, together with her precise wiping of each section of her compositions, demonstrates her technical perfection in this process. Her prints have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. She received many awards from institutions including the National Academy of Design, the Society of American Graphic Artists, Boston Printmakers, Print Club of Albany, Audubon Artists, and Connecticut Graphics Arts Center. Linda has work in the Permanent Collections of The Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; British Museum; Bruce Museum; Corcoran Gallery of Art; DeCordova Museum; Detroit Institute of Arts; Duxbury Art Complex Museum; Mississippi Museum of Art; National Museum of Women in the Arts; New York Public Library; Newark Public Library; Portland Art Museum, among others. Linda was commissioned by the Albany Print Club, New York, to create its 2009 Presentation Print. In 2010 she received a commission from the West Shore Graphic Arts Society, Muskegon, Michigan, for an edition of twenty-five prints. She was awarded the Gold Medal of Honor at the 58th Annual Exhibition of Audubon Artists in 2000. Linda served on the board of The Society of American Graphic Artists, a national organization of fine art printmakers, for many years, holding positions of board member, treasurer, and president from 2007-2010. She was also a member of the Boston Printmakers, Audubon Artists, and a lifetime member of The Silvermine Guild of Artists in New Canaan, Connecticut, where she taught printmaking.


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4. (left) Tie-Up. Color etching and softground, 1979. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “A/P.” Image size 11 3/4 x 8 7/8” (29.8 x 22.5 cm). Very good condition. #99226-1 $400.00 5. (right) Unexpected Linkages. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 1982. Edition 75. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “37/75.” Image size 9 11/16 x 7 3/4” (24.7 x 19.7 cm). Very good condition. #99225-1 $350.00

6. (left) Book Ends. Etching and aquatint, 1981. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “2/50.” Image size 18 5/8 x 7 7/8” (47.4 x 19.9 cm). Very good condition. #99240-1 $500.00 7. (right) Warming Up. Color etching and aquatint, 1989. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “A/P.” Image size 10 3/4 x 8 1/4” (27.6 x 20.9 cm). Very good condition. #99172-1 $425.00


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8. (left) Clouds & Cables. [George Washington Bridge.] Two-plate color etching, aquatint & soft ground, hand-drawn cables, 2019. Edition 30. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “5/30.” Image size 9 7/8 x 7 7/8” (24.8 x 19.9 cm). Very good condition. #97020-1 $350.00 9. (right) Green Lights on the Manhattan Bridge. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, two plate, 2010. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “9/50.” Image size 7 7/8 x 5 7/8” (19.8 x 14.8 cm). Very good condition. #68215-2 $400.00

10. (left) Lilies by the Bridge. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 2016. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated pencil. Inscribed “11/50.” Image size 9 7/8 x 7 7/8” (25 x 20.1 cm). Very good condition. #90762-7 $500.00 11. (right) City Network. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, three plate, 2010. Commissioned for the West Shore Graphic Arts Society, Muskegon, MI. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “A/P Variant.” Image size 7 7/8 x 5 7/8” (19.8 x 14.8 cm). Very good condition. #68217-8 $600.00


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12. Criss-Crossing. [Brooklyn Bridge.] Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 2017. Edition 30. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “10/30.” Image size 8 7/8 x 11 13/16” (22.5 x 29.9 cm). Very good condition. #92675-7 $450.00

13. One Way or the Other. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, finished by hand, 2014. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “7/50.” Image size 6 5/8 x 13 7/8” (16.9 x 35.1 cm). Very good condition. #84516-3 $500.00


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14. City at a Standstill. Oil painting on board, 2020. Signed lower right in grey ink. Board size 9 15/16 x 9 15/16” (25.2 x 25.2 cm). NFS

15. Clearing. Oil painting on board, 2020. Signed lower right in grey ink. Board size 9 15/16 x 9 15/16” (25.2 x 25.2 cm). NFS


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16. (left) Missing the Train. Etching with aquatint and soft ground, two plates, 2014. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “25/50.” Image size 7 7/8 x 5 7/8” (20.1 x 14.8 cm). Very good condition. #87145-4 $350.00 17. (right) The City with a Twist. Etching and aquatint printed in color, 2003. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “30/50.” Image size 4 7/8 x 3 7/8” (12.2 x 9.9 cm). Very good condition. #31430-3 $325.00

18. (left) The #7 to Flushing. Etching and aquatint printed in color, 2003. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “A/P Variant.” Image size 7 15/16 x 5 15/16” (20.1 x 15.1 cm). Very good condition. #31428-17 $600.00 19. (right) Beside the Point. Etching and aquatint, 2007. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil . Inscribed “12/50.” Image size 7 7/8 x 5 7/8” (20 x 14.6 cm). Very good condition. #51790-2 $400.00


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20. Line Up. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground printed in color, 1991. Edition 100. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “59/100.” Image size 8 3/4 x 11 11/16” (22.3 x 29.7 cm). Very good condition. #16205-4 $400.00

21. Between Seasons. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 2005. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “6/50.” Image size 15 5/8 x 40 1/4” (39.7 x 102.3 cm). Very good condition. #63018-3 $1,100.00


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22. Dancing on the Roof. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 2000. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “5/50.” Image size 8 3/4 x 39 7/8” (22.2 x 101.2 cm). Very good condition. #99283.1 $800.00

23. Pictures at an Exhibition. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 2001. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “6/50.” Image size 7 x 22 1/2” (17.8 x 56.5 cm). Very good condition. #28264-1 $450.00

24. Brooklyn Roofscape. Etching with aquatint and soft ground, 2011. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “6/50.” Image size 8 1/8 x 23 3/4” (20.1 x 60.4 cm). Very good condition. #72188-2 $550.00


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25. After Many a Summer. . . Etching and aquatint, 1980. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “19/50.” Image size 19 5/8 x 23 5/8” (50 x 60 cm). Very good condition. #99228-1 $750.00

26.. (left) Backyard Geometry. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 1997. Edition 100. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “5/100.” Image size 11 3/4 x 8 7/8” (30.2 x 22.7 cm). Very good condition. #28711-1 $300.00 27. (right) Open Gate. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 2003. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “17/50.” Image size 8 7/8 x 5 7/8” (22.5 x 14.5 cm). Very good condition. #33170-2 $300.00


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28. Across the Floor. Etching and aquatint, 1982. Edition 75. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “A/P.” Image size 11 7/8 x 15 13/16” (30.1 x 40.2 cm). Very good condition. #99244-1 $425.00

29. From the Balcony. Etching and aquatint, 1983. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “9/50.” Image size 19 1/2 x 23 5/8” (49.7 x 60.2 cm). Good condition, save for crease at top right edge of paper. #99247-1 $750.00


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30. Door to Door. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 1997. Edition 100. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “64/100.” Image size 15 5/8 x 11 3/4” (39.8 x 30 cm). Very good condition. #14845-4 $475.00

31. Still Life on a Flat-top Roof. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 1991. Edition 75. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “2/75.” Image size 15 3/8 x 19 1/2” (39 x 49.4 cm). Very good condition. #14848-2 $500.00


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32. The Chamber of Good Intentions. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 1997. Edition 75. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “36/75.” Image size 19 5/8 x 15 7/8” (49.6 x 40.2 cm). Very good condition. #14846-4 $500.00

33. After Dark. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 1993. Edition 100. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “26/100.” Image size 8 7/8 x 11 3/4” (22.5 x 29.8 cm). Very good condition. #3024-3 $425.00


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34. (left) Through a Fence Partly. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 2002. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “A/P variant.” Image size 7 7/8 x 5 3/4” (19.9 x 14.8 cm). Very good condition. #28254-24 $500.00 35. (right) Liberty & Labor. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 2004. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “12/50.” Image 7 3/4 x 5 7/8” (14.8 x 19.7 cm). Very good condition. #35227-3 $325.00

36. (left) After the Rain. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 2002. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “6/50.” Image size 11 3/4 x 8 3/4”(30.1 x 22.3 cm). Very good condition. #28249-2 $350.00 37. (right) Passing Cloud. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 2002. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “50/50.” Image size 7 7/8 x 5 7/8” (19.9 x 14.9 cm). Very good condition. #28255-10 $450.00


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38. Urban Square. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 2008. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “5/50.” Image size 11 13/16 x 11 3/4” (30.1 x 29.8 cm). Very good condition. #53706-3 $350.00

39. Brooklyn Facades. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 2007. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “28/50.” Image size 3 7/8 x 4 7/8” (9.9 x 12.3 cm). Very good condition. #45200-4 $300.00


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40. (left) Vertical Reality. Etching and aquatint, 2005. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Image size 1 15/16 x 1 1/4” (6.3 x 3.3 cm). Very good condition. #38468-3 $200.00 41. (right) Between Buildings. Etching with aquatint, 2021. Edition unknown. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Image size 2 x 1 3/8” (6.4 x 3.9 cm). Very good condition. #99166-1 $200.00

42. (left) At the Corner. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 2008. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Image size 1 15/16 x 1 7/8” (4.9 x 4.7 cm). Very good condition. #63023-3 $200.00 43. (right) Tete-a-Tete. Etching, aquatint and softground, 2013. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Image size 1 7/8 x 1 7/8” (4.8 x 4.8 cm). Very good condition. #83168-1 $200.00

44. (left) Archways. Etching and aquatint, 2005. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Image size 1 7/8 x 1 5/8” (4.9 x 4.6 cm). Very good condition. #38466-5 $200.00 45. (right) End of the Line. Etching, aquatint and softground with handcolor, 2013. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Image size 1 7/8 x 1 7/8” (4.8 x 4.8 cm). Very good condition. #83167-1 $200.00


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46. Park & Rest. Color etching and aquatint, 1985. Edition 75. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “61/75.” Image size 1 7/8 x 13 1/4” (4.8 x 33.4 cm). Very good condition. #99167-1 $400.00

47. As Chance Would Have It. Color etching and aquatint, 1994. Edition 100. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “38/100.” Image size 1 7/8 x 20 1/2” (4.8 x 26.8 cm). Very good condition. #99185-1 $425.00

48. Adjacent Places. Color etching with aquatint, 1989. Edition 100. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “74/100.” Image size 2 7/8 x 5 7/8” (6.1 x 14.9 cm). Very good condition. #99187-1 $325.00


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49. View from Park Slope. Etching with aquatint and soft ground, 2004. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “8/50.” Image size 11 7/8 x 18 5/8” (30.2 x 45 cm). Very good condition. #33171-3 $550.00

50. Waiting. [125th Street Station.] Etching with aquatint and soft ground, 2005. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “22/50.” Image size 8 13/16 x 11 3/4” (22.4 x 29.9 cm). Very good condition. #36315-8 $400.00


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51. Urban Icons. Two-plate color etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 2018. Edition 30. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “2/30.” Image size 10 7/8 x 13 3/4” (27.6 x 34.8 cm). Very good condition. #94865-1 $450.00

52. Reflections at 345 Park Ave. [with St. Bartholomew’s Church.] Etching and aquatint, 2013. Edition 35. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “5/35.” Image size 8 7/8 x 11 13/16” (22.6 x 30.1 cm). Very good condition. #81524-3 $300.00


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53. Night Flights. Etching and aquatint, 1984. Edition unknown. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “A/P.” Image size 19 3/4 x 7 3/4” (50.1 x 19.9 cm). Very good condition. #99237-1 $600.00


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54. Sunflower by Wire Fence. Etching and aquatint, 1975. Edition 75. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “A/P.” Image size 17 9/16 x 18” (44.7 x 45.7 cm). Very good condition. #99227-1 $500.00

55. Winter Wonder Wheel. Etching, aquatint, and soft ground, 2013. Edition 50. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “7/50.” Image size 8 7/8 x 11 11/16” (22.6 x 29.7 cm). Very good condition. #80970-4 $350.00


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56. A Street Waits. Etching and aquatint, 1986. Edition 75. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “21/75.” Image size 23 5/8 x 17 1/2” (60.2 x 44.5 cm). Very good condition. #99243-1 $750.00