Arrived today and I doubt I will stop smiling for a while.
Tauba Auerbach - Embossment Painting #14, 2011
Embossment with acrylic paint airbrush on paper (framed size: 42 1/2 x 32 1/4 in. (108 x 81.9 cm)
A little detail on how she produced the work. Tauba began by embossing paper. She visited a hardware store and purchased a number of ordinary items, including a wire grid, a rubber mat, textured plexiglass, and chicken wire. She then ran sheets of paper through the press over these objects to create grids, parallel lines and patterns.
The raking color seen in the prints is the result of using an airbrush at an oblique angle against the ridges created by the embossment. She would spray a few layers of paint, wait for them to dry, and then proceed. In some cases when the paper got wet, it began to undulate. Auerbach wanted to record that change, which resulted in a topological record.
Eventually the paper was gently flattened. Similar to her fold paintings, the undulations disappear as physical forms and remain recorded in the paint.
Super jealous! That's wonderful. Is it one of the new Paulson editions?
Thanks Sven. Tauba produced 14 unique works destroying 16 in the process. She embossed the paper on each using different everyday objects. She then painted each one with acrylics and spray paints before flattening the embossed element. Each painting a unique work 1/1. She flattened them on Paulson's press I believe.