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Chelsea, 1996, Silkscreen, 36 x 31 3/4 inches (91.4 x 80.6 cm), Edition of 75

Chelsea,

1996
Silkscreen
36 x 31 3/4 inches (91.4 x 80.6 cm)
Edition of 75
Her first major print of the 1990s, Jacquette focused on her own backyard as translated through the eyes of a longtime New Yorker. From a composite of views including the artist’s own window, Chelsea is based on the intersection of 28th Street and 6th Avenue and the surrounding neighborhood, where Jacquette lived since 1968. The scene is not a literal interpretation. Jacquette chooses to change, manipulate, and delete physical buildings in order to form an effective composition. While her elevated viewpoint suggests a verticality – the ordered stacking of windows, singular tops of water towers, and the clinging skeletal frame of a fire escape – this upward movement is tempered by a central wave of undulating horizontal rooftops and the insertion of a bright, bustling city intersection.

Through 28 multiple layerings of color and agitated cross-hatchings that are signature in her pastels, Jacquette creates a vibrant urban-impressionistic vista that captures the energetic pulse of the city.
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Chelsea, 1996, Silkscreen, 36 x 31 3/4 inches (91.4 x 80.6 cm), Edition of 75
Chelsea, 1996
Silkscreen
36 x 31 3/4 inches (91.4 x 80.6 cm)
Edition of 75
Chelsea framed
Chelsea, 1996
Silkscreen
36 x 31 3/4 inches (91.4 x 80.6 cm)
Edition of 75