CHARLES HINMAN:
THE DOMBERGER PRINTS, 1970s

VIEWING ROOM DATES:
Jul 15th - Aug 28th, 2021

Charles Hinman (b. 1932) is a New York Minimal painter who pioneered shaped canvas paintings through his innovative use of shadow, light, and shape with complex three-dimensional stretchers. In 1970, Hinman was invited by Michael Domberger, one of the world's leading printmakers, to create a limited edition that stylistically complemented the three-dimensionality the artist brought out in his paintings.

CHARLES HINMAN (b. 1932)
Double Kite, 1970
silkscreen on embossed paper, edition of 100, signed, numbered
Paper Size: 26 x 26 inches | 66.0 x 66.0 cm 
Framed Size: 30 x 30 inches | 76.2 x 76.2 cm

USD $2,000*

*UNFRAMED PRICE

"Without Luitpold, Karin and Michael Domberger, the history of 20th-century printmaking would be very different," says Tim Schmelcher, International Prints specialist at Christie’s in London. "Domberger’s reputation for precision printing, technical innovation and electrifying colours remains unparalleled to this day."

CHARLES HINMAN (b. 1932)
Curves Left, 1970
silkscreen on embossed paper, edition of 90, signed, numbered
Paper Size: 26 x 26 inches | 66.0 x 66.0 cm 
Framed Size: 30 x 30 inches | 76.2 x 76.2 cm

USD $2,000*

*UNFRAMED PRICE

The minimal compositions juxtapose the intensely colored curvilinear forms with the lightness of the negative space. To accomplish the same optical illusion of the canvas works, these screenprints were embossed in both the colored and blank areas of the sheets, creating the same shadowed effect that accentuates Hinman's mastery of minimalism form. 

 

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CHARLES HINMAN (b. 1932)
Upper Left Curve, 1970
silkscreen on embossed paper, edition of 100, signed, numbered
Paper Size: 26 x 26 inches | 66.0 x 66.0 cm 
Framed Size: 30 x 30 inches | 76.2 x 76.2 cm

USD $2,000*

*UNFRAMED PRICE

CHARLES HINMAN (b. 1932)
Curve R Upper, Curve L Lower, 1970
silkscreen on embossed paper, edition of 100, signed, numbered
Paper Size: 26 x 26 inches | 66.0 x 66.0 cm 
Framed Size: 30 x 30 inches | 76.2 x 76.2 cm

USD $2,000*

*UNFRAMED PRICE

CHARLES HINMAN (b. 1932)
Blue, Green, and Yellow Flag, 1970
silkscreen on embossed paper, edition of 90, signed, numbered
Paper Size: 26 x 26 inches | 66.0 x 66.0 cm 
Framed Size: 30 x 30 inches | 76.2 x 76.2 cm

USD $2,000*

*UNFRAMED PRICE

Kreeger Museum, Charles Hinman Domberger Prints_install web.jpg

"At the Kreeger Museum, Charles Hinman: Structures, 1965–2014 is an effort to remind viewers of the pioneering role he has played in exploring the sculpture of painting. As one of the first artists to bend two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional formats, Hinman opened up new ways of thinking about the genre. Structures shows how Hinman unlocked painting, but the show also hints at why he isn’t better known today."

- Kriston Caps, Washington City Paper, June 20th, 2019

(LEFT) Installation View of selected prints from Charles Hinman's 1970 Domberger editions, The Kreeger Museum, Apr - Jul 2019.

ABOUT CHARLES HINMAN

Charles Hinman (b. 1932) is a New York Minimal painter who pioneered shaped canvas paintings through his innovative use of shadow, light, and shape with complex mathematical formulae. Born and raised in Syracuse, New York, Hinman holds his BFA from Syracuse University and later moved to New York City to study at the Arts Student League of New York. His first studio in the early 1960s was shared with James Rosenquist in an old sail factory in the Coenties Slip in Lower Manhattan, and he later shared a studio with Robert Indiana on Spring Street. In 1965, he moved into his own studio and living space at 231A Bowery in the same building with artists Will Insley and Max Gimblett, where he resided for over fifty years. He was part of the growing community on the Bowery and downtown of influential painters and sculptors including Agnes Martin, Ellsworth Kelly, Eva Hesse, Adolph Gottlieb, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Ryman, Brice Marden, Robert Mangold, and many others.

Hinman’s work has been included in era defining exhibitions alongside many of his Minimalist and Conceptual contemporaries. His art career began with a seminal exhibition at Sidney Janis Gallery, titled '7 New Artists', and thereafter a solo exhibition at Richard Feigen Gallery in 1964. 

Charles Hinman’s artwork is exhibited internationally and collected by major institutions and private collectors across the world. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Denver Art Museum, the Nagaoka Museum in Japan, and the Tel Aviv Museum in Israel, among others. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and four Pollock-Krasner Foundation grants. His most recent retrospective was in 2019 at the Kreeger Museum, Washington DC. Charles Hinman is exclusively represented by Westwood Gallery NYC.

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