Brice Marden

(American, b.1938)


Edition of 100
Signed, dated and numbered in pencil

Sheet:  20 1/16 x 29 inches (55 x 61 cm)

Price on request

Lithograph printed in colors, a fine, fresh impression of the only known state, the full sheet, printed on white Rives paper, with margins, signed, dated and numbered in pencil by the artist, executed in an edition of 100 (there were also 10 Artist’s Proofs), printed by Chiron Press, New York, with their blindstamp, published by Tanglewood Editions, New York, with their blindstamp, in fine condition, framed.



Lewison, Jeremy.  Brice Marden: Prints 1961-1991.  1992, London, Tate Gallery, p.90, no.16, illustrated (another example).



According to Jeremy Lewison:
Gulf has a landscape format and consists of a dark rectangle above a lighter one.  The two rectangles have ragged edges which permit the paper to show through.  A line has been drawn around the edge of the print and across the centre to define the image and to emphasise the irregularity of the colour areas.  The gap between the two colours emphasises their separateness.  The horizontal division was unusual in Marden’s work at this time but was used in From Bob’s House and Urdan.  The title of the work refers to the Gulf of Mexico.  Rauschenberg’s home on Captiva Island is in the Gulf of Mexico.  Marden considers the image to be an equivalent to the view from Rauschenberg’s house.”