The Cochran Collection

Will Barnet & Bob Blackburn — An Artistic Friendship in Relief


In many respects, the friendship of Will Barnet and Bob Blackburn fits within the scheme of other friendships in the arts: ships on parallel journeys that occasionally intersect, slow down, dock in the same ports, and then they proceed on their separate courses. Their relationship is layered and complex, best embodied in terms of their parallel courses and artistic interaction. What Barnet and Blackburn share in their compositional predilections is a love of the two-dimensional space and its flatness as well as the frontal attack. The prints in the Cochran Collection accurately represent the evolution of the two artists' careers as printmakers.


Barbara Lekatsas
Hostra University. New York
1996

Works by Will Barnet

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SerialTitleDate        Dimensions
1Cotton Pickers19359-7/8 x 11-3/4 x 1 Inches
2Little Joe193516-1/8 x 9-3/4 x 1 Inches
3Gladys193614-1/2 x 10 x 1 Inches
4Norwalk19369-7/8 x 11-3/4 x 1 Inches
5Air in the City No. I19369-7/8 x 6-7/8 x 1 Inches
6The Book19389-7/8 x 7 x 1 Inches
7Early Morning19399 x 15-3/8 x 1 Inches
8Slumber19408-7/8 x 11-3/4 x 1 Inches
9Go-go194712 x 9-5/8 x 1 Inches
10Guinea Hens19487-3/8 x 9-5/8 x 1 Inches
11The Swing195115 x 19-1/2 x 1 Inches
12Summer or Repose195212-3/4 x 16 1/2 x 1 Inches
13Fine Friends195225 x 18-3/4 x 1 Inches
14The Cat195613 x 21-3/4 Inches Inches
15Call it Winter195735-3/4 x 27-1/4 Inches
16Wine Women and Song195831-1/2 x 16-1/2 Inches
17Woman Reading197035-3/4 x 27-1/4 Inches
18Blue Robe197112-1/4 x 13-1/4 Inches
19Introspection197229-1/2 x 35 Inches
20Seventh Season197536 x 27-1/2 Inches
21Circe II198032-1/4 x 32-1/4 Inches
22Way to the Sea198140 x 30 Inches
23The Bannister198132-1/2 x 25-1/4 Inches
24Woman Reclining198229-3/4 x 38 Inches


Works by Bob Blackburn

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SerialTitleDate        Dimensions
1Untitled (Nude)195519 x 24-1/2 Inches
2Red Pitcher Still Life195816-1/2 x 21-1/2 Inches
3Untitled195828-1/4 x 25-3/4 Inches
4Quiet Instrument Odd Ball195816-1/4 x 22-3/4 Inches
5Table195916-1/4 x 19-1/2 Inches
6Color Symphony196030-1/2 x 25-3/4 Inches
7Heavy Forms196028-1/4 x 25-3/4 Inches
8Faux Pas196019 x 24-1/2 Inches
9Heavy Forms 2nd State196115-3/4 x 19-3/4 Inches
10Yellow on Red196223-3/4 x 18-1/2 Inches
11Grey Wood196317-1/2 x 26-1/2 Inches
12Windowed Shapes196317-3/4 x 26-1/2 Inches
13Sun-Moon196317-3/8 x 21-1/4 Inches
14The Gem196712 x 7-1/2 Inches
15Easter Print196714 x 14-1/2 Inches
16Broken Stone II19717-3/4 x 5-1/2 Inches
17Curly Q19758 x 7-3/4 Inches
18Modern Times198411-1/4 x 11-1/4 Inches
19Stockholm198816-1/4 x 20 Inches
20SunburstND20 x 36 Inches
21Head in WashND16 x 12 Inches
22Blue WindowND17-3/4 x 26-1/4 Inches
23The Mirror (Reflections)ND18-1/2 x 23-3/4 Inches
24Root TootND23-3/4 x 17-1/8 Inches
25Germination VarientND6-7/8 x 10-3/4
26UntitledND36-1/4 x 29 Inches

Works of Art Photos by G. Ray Sullivan, Jr.