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Figures and Portraits: Etchings, Aquatints and Lithographs 1964 – 1978 Selected by Gabriel Baldessin
- George Baldessin

‘This career-spanning selection of prints follows George Baldessin’s figures and portraits as they assume, by the mid-1960s, more portrait-like demeanours while his appreciation of Japanese prints start to appear in his work.

Over this period, figures and portraits transitioned from bulbous biomorphs to a more seductive aesthetic while retaining awkward, sometimes garbled features unsteadily constrained by dark interiors. While these structures gradually took over the artist’s work’s various aspects and supports, this selection focuses on portraiture and figure in print, both etching, aquatint, and lithography.’
– excerpt from ‘George Baldessin Prints 1965-78′ by Gabriel Baldessin, 2023
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