Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Katherine Bernhardt, Cheeseburger Deluxe
Regular price $ 4,200.00
Details: Edition of 100 unique prints, Lithographic print on Somerset 300 gsm Velvet, Signed, numbered and dated by the artist
Produced by Paupers Press, London
At the beginning of making her edition Cheeseburger Deluxe, Katherine Bernhardt experimented with various color combinations. During this process of color proofing, the printer is typically unconcerned with making technically perfect prints, and concentrates instead on producing rough examples for the artist to evaluate.
Faced with numerous color options, Bernhardt was less attracted to any single version, and more to the mis-registrations, blurring of colors, ink splash marks, and other unplanned incidents which occurred during the proofing process. They were of such appeal to Bernhardt that she decided to incorporate them into the whole edition. She asked the printer to follow a relatively random choice of colorways, and to allow for the same unplanned mark-making as would occur if he were simply proofing the print. The end result is a series of 100 unique prints. For Bernhardt this way of making a print has a close approximation to her studio practice and her instinct for making images, where chance and the accidental are favored over the mechanical and the pre-planned.
Size: 28 x 38.5 inches