Ten from Leo Castelli: Silkscreen

Ten from Leo Castelli: Silkscreen


Lee Bontecou

(American, 1931-)

Screenprint in black and gray

Support: Fabric

Gift of Harvey and Penelope D. Buchanan in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of The Print Club of Cleveland 1970.24


The image of Silkscreen is directly related to the canvas, steel, and wire constructions Bontecou made during the 1960s. The oval form on the print, which floats in a black space, is similar to the mysterious, shadowy openings prevalent in the sculptures. Printing on fabric blurs and softens the image but, like the sculptures, Silkscreen is somewhat sinister and alludes to both the industrial and biological worlds.

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