Walton Ford (American, b. 1960). Engraving, drypoint, and aquatint on wove paper titled "Nantes" depicting a monkey attacking a parrot with a disrupted still life in the foreground, 2009. Pencil signed and dated along the lower right; numbered 23/65 along the lower left. Published by Paul Kasmin Editions, New York. From an edition of 65 along with 25 artist proofs.
Inspired by the works of John James Audubon, Ford repositions the animals in his works into chaotic and violent scenes. His works are a commentary on the history of colonialism, slavery, and oppression. He also forms a commentary on the ways in which Audubon collected his specimens, often killing the creatures in order to draw them as alive.Sight; height: 47 1/2 in x width: 36 1/2 in. Framed; height: 52 1/4 in x width: 41 in.
No visible tears, creases, or losses. The sheet is floating on the frame; all four margins are visible. To the upper right margin, there is a light crease to the sheet. Along the edges of the image, there is light brown areas that are original to the artistic production. Framed under plexiglass; not inspected out of frame. Very light wear to the frame. No visible sign of restoration under UV light.
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