The three large-scale etchings Martin, Stefan, and Jorn were Albert Oehlen’s first approaches to working with aquatint. Immediately grasping the possibilities of the technique, he created crisp and elegant drawings in sugar lift, adding subtle grey-tones in spit bite. The first in the series is a portrait of his close friend Martin Kippenberger who had recently died. In the second, Stefan, he isolates all the elements of Martin and rearranges them in a chaotic way on the plate. The third print is a paraphrase of a famous Asger Jorn ‘Modification Painting’.

Albert Oehlen

Asger, 1998

Print technique
Drypoint Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Somerset 400g
Dimensions
Paper size 226 x 123 cm – Plate size 199 x 99 cm
Edition
Edition of 18
Registration no
AlO 98 003-1
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Albert Oehlen

Martin, 1998

Print technique
Drypoint Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Somerset 400g
Dimensions
Paper size 226 x 123 cm – Plate size 199 x 99 cm
Edition
Edition of 18
Registration no
AlO 98 001-1
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Albert Oehlen

Stefan, 1998

Print technique
Drypoint Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Somerset 400g
Dimensions
Paper size 226 x 123 cm – Plate size 199 x 99 cm
Edition
Edition of 18
Registration no
AlO 98 002-1
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Albert Oehlen

Asger, 1998

Print technique
Drypoint Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Somerset 400g
Dimensions
Paper size 226 x 123 cm – Plate size 199 x 99 cm
Edition
Edition of 18
Registration no
AlO 98 003-1
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

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