Limited Edition Etching and Aquatint on Paper
Image Size: 15″ x 11″
Paper Size: 21″ x 27″
Limited Edition of 75
Estate Signed and Numbered
Limited Quantity Available
This limited edition etching and aquatint is printed with archival ink on 100% rag archival paper. Each print is hand numbered, titled and estate signed with a certificate of authenticity. The print has a three inch off-white border with a deckled edge and is unframed in a clear archival protective sleeve, carefully packaged flat in a custom built folder for shipping. Please allow 1 to 2 weeks for packing and delivery.
Flatiron, etching and aquatint on paper, 1998
Bunkall completed two etchings towards the end of his life. The first, Flatiron, depicted the Flatiron Building in New York, a structure he paid homage to in all mediums during his career. Bunkall had a strong affinity for the building and chose to complete this aquatint as his final representation. Etching into the plate was difficult and labor intensive for Bunkall, taking months to complete.
Copper plate engraving known as intaglio engraving began in the mid 1400s. The intaglio technique is the incision, or biting by acid, of a design into a metal plate. The printer forces ink into these depressed areas, wipes the surface of the plate and passes it through a press with a sheet of archival paper. This process forces the paper into inked incisions, where it picks up the ink. Aquatint uses powdered rosin which is acid resistant in the ground to create a tonal effect.