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

Works by Will Barnet

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11935Cotton Pickers9-7/8 x 11-3/4 x 1 InchesAquatint/Etching
21935Little Joe16-1/8 x 9-3/4 x 1 InchesLithograph
31936Gladys14-1/2 x 10 x 1 InchesLithograph
41936Norwalk9-7/8 x 11-3/4 x 1 InchesAquatint/Etching
51936Air in the City No. I9-7/8 x 6-7/8 x 1 InchesAquatint/Etching
61938The Book9-7/8 x 7 x 1 InchesAquatint/Etching
71939Early Morning9 x 15-3/8 x 1 InchesWoodcut
81940Slumber8-7/8 x 11-3/4 x 1 InchesLift Ground Aquatint
91947Go-go12 x 9-5/8 x 1 InchesSerigraph
101948Guinea Hens7-3/8 x 9-5/8 x 1 InchesEtching/Drypoint
111951The Swing15 x 19-1/2 x 1 InchesLithograph
121952Summer or Repose12-3/4 x 16 1/2 x 1 InchesColor Lithograph
131952Fine Friends25 x 18-3/4 x 1 InchesLithograph
141956The Cat13 x 21-3/4 Inches InchesColor Lithograph
151957Call it Winter35-3/4 x 27-1/4 InchesColor Lithograph
161958Wine Women and Song31-1/2 x 16-1/2 InchesColor Linoleum Cut
171970Woman Reading35-3/4 x 27-1/4 InchesColor Serigraph
181971Blue Robe12-1/4 x 13-1/4 InchesColor Aquatint
191972Introspection29-1/2 x 35 InchesColor Serigraph
201975Seventh Season36 x 27-1/2 InchesColor Serigraph5/300
211980Circe II32-1/4 x 32-1/4 InchesColor Serigraph
221981Way to the Sea40 x 30 InchesLithograph
231981The Bannister32-1/2 x 25-1/4 InchesLithograph
241982Woman Reclining29-3/4 x 38 InchesColor Serigraph72/300

Works by Bob Blackburn

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11955Untitled (Nude)19 x 24-1/2 InchesLithograph
21958Red Pitcher Still Life16-1/2 x 21-1/2 InchesLithograph
31958Untitled28-1/4 x 25-3/4 InchesCharcoal Drawing
41958Quiet Instrument Odd Ball16-1/4 x 22-3/4 InchesLithograph
51959Table16-1/4 x 19-1/2 InchesEtching
61960Color Symphony30-1/2 x 25-3/4 InchesLithograph
71960Heavy Forms28-1/4 x 25-3/4 InchesLithograph
81960Faux Pas19 x 24-1/2 InchesLithograph
91961Heavy Forms 2nd State15-3/4 x 19-3/4 InchesLithograph
101962Yellow on Red23-3/4 x 18-1/2 InchesLithograph
111963Grey Wood17-1/2 x 26-1/2 InchesLithograph
121963Windowed Shapes17-3/4 x 26-1/2 InchesLithograph
131963Sun-Moon17-3/8 x 21-1/4 InchesLithograph
141967The Gem12 x 7-1/2 InchesLithograph
151967Easter Print14 x 14-1/2 InchesLithograph
161971Broken Stone II7-3/4 x 5-1/2 InchesLithograph
171975Curly Q8 x 7-3/4 InchesLithograph Handcolored
181984Modern Times11-1/4 x 11-1/4 InchesWoodcut
191988Stockholm16-1/4 x 20 InchesLithograph
20NDSunburst20 x 36 InchesWoodcut
21NDHead in Wash16 x 12 InchesLithograph
22NDBlue Window17-3/4 x 26-1/4 InchesLithograph
23NDThe Mirror (Reflections)18-1/2 x 23-3/4 InchesLithograph
24NDRoot Toot23-3/4 x 17-1/8 InchesLithograph
25NDGermination Varient6-7/8 x 10-3/4Lithograph
26NDUntitled36-1/4 x 29 InchesLithograph
Works of Art Photos by G. Ray Sullivan, Jr.