William Kent (Amer.,  1919-2012), "JFK (Stars)", Color Slate Print, 1967, Ed. of 19 known monoprints in various colors on various fabrics, 49 x 38, signed and dated in black ball point pen, on cream colored satin acetate fabric, a few minor undulations and creases at edges from rolled storage. This large and impressive portrait of John F. Kennedy is from a series of portraits of American presidents by William Kent. Though previously a sculptor, seven days after Kennedy's assassination in November of 1963, Kent commenced to express his outrage and sorrow by carving the first of several slates for prints devoted to this national tragedy. Inking the surface of his low relief slate carvings, Kent printed them in color on Japanese paper and various fabrics. A small number of these larger prints were sand blasted through Kent's own hand cut stencils adhered to slate blackboards, and printed entirely without assistance by the artist as seen here in “JFK (Stars)". The grand size of the present print with it's dramatic flashing of light off the reflective satin brings to mind political banners displayed at rallies. The intense electric Day-Glo pink and blue are a perfect Pop combination on the satin, and the tactility of this print is delicious. The stars in the oval surround hint at both our flag and Kennedy’s charisma as president; while the bubble gum pink evokes the dress Jackie wore that day in Dallas, and the cool blue symbolizes Kennedy's passing and the shock and sorrow which seized our nation in the wake of the tragedy.


William Kent (Amer.,  1919-2012), "JFK (Stars)", Color Slate Print, 1967, Ed. of 19 known monoprints in various colors on various fabrics, 49 x 38, signed and dated in black ball point pen, on cream colored satin acetate fabric, a few minor undulations and creases at edges from rolled storage. This large and impressive portrait of John F. Kennedy is from a series of portraits of American presidents by William Kent. Though previously a sculptor, seven days after Kennedy's assassination in November of 1963, Kent commenced to express his outrage and sorrow by carving the first of several slates for prints devoted to this national tragedy. Inking the surface of his low relief slate carvings, Kent printed them in color on Japanese paper and various fabrics. A small number of these larger prints were sand blasted through Kent's own hand cut stencils adhered to slate blackboards, and printed entirely without assistance by the artist as seen here in “JFK (Stars)". The grand size of the present print with it's dramatic flashing of light off the reflective satin brings to mind political banners displayed at rallies. The intense electric Day-Glo pink and blue are a perfect Pop combination on the satin, and the tactility of this print is delicious. The stars in the oval surround hint at both our flag and Kennedy’s charisma as president; while the bubble gum pink evokes the dress Jackie wore that day in Dallas, and the cool blue symbolizes Kennedy's passing and the shock and sorrow which seized our nation in the wake of the tragedy.

MARC CHABOT FINE ARTS

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The company was founded in 1990 by Marc Chabot; himself a draftsman, printmaker and curator. A private dealer specializing in fine original prints and other works on paper. Marc Chabot Fine Arts also offers estate consultations, fine art appraisals, paper conservation and museum matting services.

Our growing inventory of fine prints and other works on paper concentrates on works of the 19th-20th centuries from America and abroad, though we may also have the occasional photograph, old master print, reference book or bit of art ephemera to offer. We also have a particular interest in artists with ties to Connecticut, where we are based.