Mezzotints

What they lack for in numbers, they make up for in visual strength.  Mezzotints bring grayscales and gentle color modulations like few other techniques in printmaking afford.  It's no wonder the technique has spawned its own sub-culture of collectors.  There aren't many printmakers who have turned to the mezzotint rocker to express themselves, as the small number of works below shows.  But those who have usually don't do so lightly or in vain: softness of tone abounds in each of these prints.

Byron Mcclintock: Shelter Island

MCCLINTOCK, Byron

Shelter Island

Mezzotint, 2008.

$600

Shelter Island is a mixed technique color intaglio printed chine-collé, combining mezzotint, roulette, and drypoint, created in 2008 by American ar...

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Katsunori Hamanishi: Red Fireworks

HAMANISHI, Katsunori

Red Fireworks

Other, 2021.

$1,000

Dimensions: 22.25" x 11.75" Medium: mezzotint, gold leaf Edition Size: 50

Katsunori Hamanishi: Manjushage: Flowers of Heaven

HAMANISHI, Katsunori

Manjushage: Flowers of Heaven

Mezzotint, 2020.

$2,675

Dimensions: Image Size 27" x 53" | Paper Size 30" x 59"Medium: Mezzotint Triptych, IntaglioEdition Size: 50

Terry Wilson: Anatomy of a Scream

WILSON, Terry

Anatomy of a Scream

Mezzotint, 1979.

$400

Aquatint, mezzotint, and drypoint on Arches wove paper.Edition of 100.Published by Georgetown Graphics Inc for the Print Collectors Club, Washingto...

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