Victor Pasmore, Points of Contact No. 5

Artist: Victor Pasmore (1908 - 1998)
Title:Points of Contact No. 5
Medium:Color Screenprint on Arches Paper
Image:77 1/2 in x 15 in (197 x 38.1 cm)
Sheet:84 in x 20 in (214 x 50 cm)
Framed:92 3/4 in x 28 1/2 in (235.6 x 72.4 cm)
Signature:This work has a guaranteed authentic signature by Pasmore in brown ink 'VP 65' in the lower right hand corner.
Condition:This work is in great condition, a fine dark bold and fresh impression!
ID #w-1114
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Historical Description

Composed along an extended vertical rectangle, this work expresses the organic abstraction with which Pasmore creates his prints. Pulling the viewer's perspective up and down the image, this work conveys a sense of lightness in the wave-like form at the top of the sheet and visual weight in the bottom with the dark, solid form.
Created in 1967, this color screenprint was printed at Kelpra Studio London and published by Marlborough Graphics. The artist initials "VP" appear in brown ink in the lower right along with the date '65. The work is marked 40/70 in pencil in the lower left hand side of the image and printed on Arches paper. Comprised of black in the upper and lower area of the work, the middle section is printed in grey.
Famous for his enveloping organic compositions, this work offers an intimate example of the artist's abstract style. Using a linear quality reminiscent of topographical maps in the top, the solid saturation of black on the bottom section of the work mirrors the amorphic shapes found in an ink-blot test. The central grey lines create a sense of weightlessness and draw the viewer's eye up to the topmost black linear area of the image. In all, the work has a very fluid quality which is reflected in the watercolor effect of the pigmentation and the repeated wave-like lines along the upper side.

PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Chicago

DOCUMENTATION / COA: It is fully documented and referenced in (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that I will enclose with the sale of the work):

1) Bowness, Alan and Lambertini, Luigi, Victro Pasmore: A Catalogue Raisonne
of the paintings, constructions and graphics 1926-1979, 1980, listed as
catalogue raisonné graphics no 6.

About the Framing:
Conservation framed with archival materials and museum quality, this work is set in an incredible frame with gold and black moulding. The bronzed tone of the moulding compliments the contrasting black and grey on white of this work. Completed with white linen wrapped mattes and a matching inner fillet, this work is set behind an archival Plexiglas cover.