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Glenn Brown

(British, b.1966)

The Artist’s Father

Edition of 60
Signed and numbered in pencil
Sheet:  10 1/3 x 8 1/3 inches (26.1 x 21.2 cm)

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Etching printed in black, a fine, fresh impression of the only known state, the full sheet, printed on Somerset White Velvet paper, with margins, signed and numbered in pencil, executed in an edition of 60 (there were also 10 Artist’s Proofs). printed by Paupers Press, London, published by the artist for the Des Moines Arts Center, in very fine condition, framed.


Florence, Museo Stefano Bardini, Glenn Brown: Piaceri Sconosciuti, 10 June – 23 October 2017 (another example).


Glenn Brown is one of Britain’s most revered contemporary artists. This etching, The Artist’s Father, is similar to much of Brown’s drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking work in that it takes as its source material reproduced imagery from Art History, blending it with diverse stylistic modes, artistic periods, and even preconceptions of good and bad taste. In the present work, Brown appropriates the 17th century Dutch Golden Age painter and printmaker Jan Livens and his 1631 etching, Bust of an Old Man Wearing a Fur Cap, while exploring the expressive potential of flowing, etched lines filled with fluid, calligraphic energy.

Please note the image size of this work is 6 1/8 x 4 1/2 inches (15.5 x 11.4 cm)