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Print by James Egleson: Enigma of the Structure and the Image, represented by Childs Gallery

James Egleson

American (1907-1982)

Enigma of the Structure and the Image, 1967
Etching and aquatint

Edition of 50. Signed in pencil lowe right: “Jim Egleson Imp.”; titled in pencil lower center: “Enigma of the Structure and the Image”; inscribed in pencil lower left: “Etching and Aquatint 13/50”. Initialed and dated in plate: “JE/ 1967”. A fine impression in fine condition with sheet measuring 29 7/8 x 17 5/8.

“In the 1930s, my Dad was a muralist. Orozco was his guide, his mentor. He wrote him, he traveled to Dartmouth to sit at his feet, to watch him fill the walls with cascading images. He persuaded the Master to take him on, to take him to Mexico, to the heart of the art, to help him mix and color the plaster, to outline the cartoons on the vaulted ceiling high above, the great figure of Prometheus, hovering overhead, promising enlightenment and destruction. There he is, a young man on the scaffold with Orozco, so full of dreams, so full of hope.” -From ZERO: An Illustrated Memoir by Jan Egleson; illustrated by Kseniya Galper.

Signature: in pencil lower right