From his etchings with Harlan and Weaver in 2011–2012, to his 2016 gravures with Niels Borch Jensen, to his recent series of colorful monotypes with Two Palms, Stanley Whitney has spent the past few years exploring new possibilities in print, while staying true to the aesthetic that has distinguished him as a master of contemporary abstraction since the 1970s. Figuring contrasting elements—light and dark, brightness and neutrality, chaos and calm—into a grid-like system, he brings order to his hypnotic abstractions, striking a delicate balance between visually polarized qualities.
Stanley Whitney , Untitled (2018)
- Monotypes in watercolor on Lanaquarelle paper, 48 x 72 inches each. Printed and published by Two Palms, New York. $40,000.
- Set of four gravure etchings, 23-3/4 x 35 inches each. Edition of 10. Printed and published by Two Palms, New York. $12,000.
- Series of nine monotypes (two remain available) on Hahnemühle Bütten 300 gram paper, 139.5 x 169.5 cm. Printed and published by Niels Borch Jensen, Copenhagen. €34,500 each, including frame.
- Eight etchings (spit bite, soft ground) on Hahnemühle Bütten 300 gram paper, 74 x 82.5 cm each. Editions of 18. Printed and published by Niels Borch Jensen, Copenhagen. €1,800 each. €11,500 for the set.