Untitled

Untitled
Artist:
Norman Zammitt (American, b. Canada, 1931-2007)
Date:
1967
Medium:
Lithograph 
Dimensions:
sheet: 10-1/2 x 13-3/4 in. (26.67 x 34.93 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, Anonymous Gift 
Accession Number:
P.1969.092.373 
Copyright:
© 2011 Estate of Norman Zammitt 
Not on View
Description

Norman Zammitt grew up near Montreal, Canada, and made his way to Los Angeles in 1945. He received his MFA at Otis and settled in Pasadena for the majority of his career. Zammitt’s radical explorations with paint on acrylic and glass placed him squarely in the tradition of the local light and space artists of the 1960s. At the height of his optical and chromatic experiments in three dimensions, created from roughly 1963 to 1969, he was awarded a fellowship at Tamarind Lithography Workshop. For his first experience with lithography, Zammitt prepared two Mylar templates of uniform, cut-out hexagonal patterns to serve as the basis for the 11 editions he created. Zammitt’s extremely complicated color variations, requiring blended inks of different colors on a single roll, as well as the printing order of the colors and the registration of the geometric design, limited the number of his final editions. He preferred instead to devote extra time to the proofing stage. For example, in this print Zammitt made 12 trial proofs of different color variations, with different inking orders and different registrations affecting the pattern, before he arrived at this, the final, approved version.

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