2013 Audrey Flack

Audrey Flack

Audrey Flack’s “Une Bouchée d’Amour” is a digitized drawing with layered silkscreened elements. It was printed at the Experimental Printmaking Institute at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania by master printer Jase Clark. The paper is Canson Infinity Etching Rag Paper 310g. The paper size is 21 x 18 inches and the image size is 15.5 x 18 inches. The edition size is 200 impressions for Print Club of New York members plus 1 archival print and a limited number of artist and printer proofs.

This project grew out of Audrey Flack’s love for the work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one of the greatest sculptors of the 17th century. Our print began with drawings of the angel in Bernini’s “The Ecstasy of Saint Teressa.” The digitizing process went through about 30 different states before the artist/printer collaboration determined color, scale and paper. Once this base was determined, Flack introduced silkscreened elements on top of the digitally-printed angel. The final edition has five layers. The silkscreened portions include the “drips” – a reminder of her interactions with Pollock as well as written elements and highlights.

Audrey Flack holds a graduate degree and an honorary doctorate from Cooper Union in New York City, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Yale University. She was awarded the St. Gaudens Medal from Cooper Union, and the honorary Albert Dome professorship from Bridgeport University. She is an honorary professor at George Washington University, and is a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania. A pioneer of Photorealism and a nationally recognized painter and sculptor, Ms. Flack’s work is in the collections of major museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art and the National Museum of Art in Canberra, Australia.