Wooka - Jules Olitski (NEW)
Wooka
About the Work

From the Artist

What's so exciting about making a print, any print? It has to be that dizzy-making moment—call it terror?—that comes with the pulling of a proof.
—From https://juditestein.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/stein_jules-olitski.pdf, accessed 7-8-2021

Wooka is an offset lithograph and screenprint in an edition of 76, which is one in a series produced by Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Philadelphia, during two visits by Olitski. The screen-printed border accents the central space, which is offset, emphasizing the two planes that shimmer and radiate.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records

Olitski was an artist thrilled by actions with unpredictable outcomes, by the tension of not knowing just what would happen as a consequence of the movements of his hand. Delicately particulate pinks, yellows, mauves, blues, greens, purples, and oranges engage in a whispery tête-à-tête. Generous, unpremeditated brush strokes and melting expanses of color characterize Olitski's prints from then on.
—From https://juditestein.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/stein_jules-olitski.pdf, accessed 7-8-2021

 

About the Artist

Jules Olitski was born in Russia. He is widely regarded as one of America’s last classic modern painters, most known for his brilliant color harmonies and chromatic shifts that became one of the hallmarks of Color Field painting. He moved to the U...

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Wooka

Medium

Offset Lithograph;Silk Screen

Date

1989

Dimensions

22" x 30"

Edition Size

76 prints in this edition

Printer

Robert "Bob" Franklin

Provenance:

Brandywine Workshop and Archives

Location

Philadelphia, PA