Robert Kipniss Intaglios 1982–2004
Artist: Robert Kipniss
Introduction: Trudie Grace
Essay: Thomas Piche
Publisher/Date: Hudson Hills (c. 2004) First Edition, stated.
Format/Condition: New green cloth hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 183 pages. Dimensions: 9.3 x 12.25 inches. Profusely illustrated in duo-tones.
Description: This beautifully illustrated volume comprehensively explores the art and life of artist Robert Kipness. His work echoes his emphasis on the journey, not the destination, and his paintings allow the viewer a window into that journey.
This book is a catalogue raisonne, illustrating and annotating all of Kipniss's mezzotints and drypoints from 1982 through 2004. The photos are rich and accurate depictions of the work, with a listing, after the plates, of which museums own which of the prints. Much of the scholarship was done by Trudie Grace, author, historian and curator, who also wrote an essay for this book, as did Thomas Piche, himself also a historian and a curator. This handsome book won the bronze medal for artbook of the year, awarded by Foreward Magazine.
Additionally, there is a biography after the plate section, where there are reproduced most of the few personal photos that were taken during the artist's early professional years.