abstract pleasures

For abstract pleasures, a series of six works, Thomas Zipp combined photogravure with a number of etching techniques and letters, which he hand-punched into copper plates. The photogravure plates depict various motives, among them a neglected plastic plant from the artist’s studio, and apple, or a table with items scattered over it.
Two of the works depict scenes from Zipp’s performances, which often feature so-called Resusci Anne or Rescue Anne dolls. They were originally invented for reanimation training in the late 1950s and have been produced serially since the 1960s. The doll’s face was modelled after The Unknown Woman from the Seine (L’Inconnue de la Seine), a young woman who presumably committed suicide, and whose body was found in Paris by the river Seine around 1900. Her death mask was reproduced frequently and became popular among Paris artists and intellectuals of the time because of the face’s exceptional beauty and mysterious smile.

Thomas Zipp

abstract pleasures # 6, 2017

Print technique
Letters punched in copper plate Photogravure
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 75 x 59.5 cm – Plate size 63.5 x 49.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration no
ThZ 17 006-1
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Thomas Zipp

abstract pleasures # 1, 2017

Print technique
Drypoint Photogravure
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 75 x 59.5 cm – Plate size 63.5 x 49.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration no
ThZ 17 001-1
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Thomas Zipp

abstract pleasures # 2, 2017

Print technique
Letters punched in copper plate Photogravure Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 75 x 59.5 cm – Plate size 63.5 x 49.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration no
ThZ 17 002-1
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Thomas Zipp

abstract pleasures # 3, 2017

Print technique
Letters punched in copper plate Photogravure
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 75 x 59.5 cm – Plate size 63.5 x 49.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration no
ThZ 17 003-1
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Thomas Zipp

abstract pleasures # 4, 2017

Print technique
Letters punched in copper plate Photogravure
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 75 x 59.5 cm – Plate size 63.5 x 49.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration no
ThZ 17 004-1
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Thomas Zipp

abstract pleasures # 5, 2017

Print technique
Letters punched in copper plate Photogravure
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 75 x 59.5 cm – Plate size 63.5 x 49.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration no
ThZ 17 005-1
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Thomas Zipp

abstract pleasures # 6, 2017

Print technique
Letters punched in copper plate Photogravure
Paper
Somerset 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 75 x 59.5 cm – Plate size 63.5 x 49.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration no
ThZ 17 006-1
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

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