Untitled, from the portfolio "Eagle"

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German (Deutschbaselitz, Germany 1938 -)
Untitled, from the portfolio "Eagle", 1974
Original Language Title: o.T., aus "Adler"
20th century
Woodcut printed in blue and red inks on off-white wove paper
block: 43.9 x 33.8 cm (17 5/16 x 13 5/16 in.)
sheet: 45.5 x 35.3 cm (17 15/16 x 13 7/8 in.)
Jahn 181
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Transfer from the Student Print Rental Collection
, 2004.53
The block seems to have been inked in blue first with a more liquid red ink then applied over the blue in a “gallows” design. The block was printed once. In some places, the red ink ran and puddled a little over the white of the blank paper.
Marion Goodman Gallery, Sale, 1982.
Fred Jahn, Baselitz: Peintre-gravure. Vol. 1, Werkverzeichnis der Druckgraphik, 1963-74, Gachnang & and Springer (Bern, 1983), cat. no. 181