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Sue Fuller (American, 1914-2006) "Catch Me a Planet", soft-ground etching, 1952, printed 1985, signed

Sue Fuller (American, 1914-2006) "Catch Me a Planet", soft-ground etching, 1952, printed 1985, signed

Product Description:

On wove paper, signed and dated in pencil lower right, titled in pencil lower center and inscribed "Studio Proof" in pencil lower left, apart from the edition of approximately 50 printed in 1985, published by the artist, and printed by Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, with full margins, the printer's blind stamp lower right.


Height 22 in. x Width 26.25 in. (sheet)

Height 11.25 in. x Width 13.5 in. (plate)


Appears fine. Please contact for specific condition questions.


The private collection of the printer.

About The Artist:

Sue Fuller is most well-known for her string compositions and soft-ground etchings. Fuller studied at Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, and at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. Fuller worked with Hans Hofmann as well as with Stanley William Hayter at his studio, Atelier 17. Under Hayter's aegis, she began experimenting with printmaking and intaglio techniques that made use of textiles to create pattern and texture.

Intaglio printing is a printmaking process whereby images are printed from ink held in the recessed or incised areas of the plate. Etching is a specific intaglio process that uses acid to incise the plate.

Fuller's work is most readily associated with the New York modernist, Constructivist, and Abstract Expressionist artists with whom she worked closely.

Fuller has had solo exhibitions at venues across the US and abroad, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (1951), the Smithsonian Institution (1947), the Nishi Machi School, Tokyo, (1954), and the Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas (1956). Her works reside in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Tate Gallery.

"Catch Me a Planet" incorporates elements borrowed from Abstract Expressionism (e.g. blooms, paint splatter) as well as Fuller's investigation of new mediums and textures. In the artist's words "I sought more control over the elements involved in creating. Analyzing the structure of fabrics led to additional control: for the nets, starching and stretching; for the loosely woven fabrics, rearrangement of threads; then, finally, reduction of both nets and fabrics to consideration of their least common denominator - a thread." Soft-ground etching processes allows for all manner of natural objects to be introduced into the soft ground (usually wax or tallow) coating the plate. Fuller described soft-ground etching as akin to "child's play".


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Sue Fuller (American, 1914-2006) "Catch Me a Planet", soft-ground etching, 1952, printed 1985, signed

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