DISINTEGRATING FIGURE. [Self Portrait]
[n.p. Keith Smith], March 1966. Edition 8 of 11. Original photo-etching, 4 in. (10 cm.) height x 3 in. ( 7.5 cm.) width, printed on square woven paper 7 1/4 in. Tipped to a heavier Strathmore paper with a window. SIGNED, titled and dated in pencil beneath the image. Fine. Item #52903
Keith Smith (American, born Indiana, 1938) has made over 300 artist’s books and has written over half a dozen seminal instructional manuals on bookbinding. His work is represented in leading public and private collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. He has received two Guggenheim Fellowships (1972 and 1980) and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1978). Smith has taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, where he currently resides. (Philadelphia Museum of Art 2018 exhibition notice).