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New Diver

Hand-finished edition of 30, 2021
Acrylic & archival pigment on Hanhemuhle museum etching paper

Signed and numbered by the artist on front

24.875 x 20 in
63.1825 x 50.8 cm

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  • Unframed work ships within 5 business days.
  • Framed prints ship within 2-4 weeks.
  • International customers are responsible for applicable duties and taxes.


About the Work

Katherine Bradford awes critics with her deft mark making, direct capture of painted emotion and the materiality of feeling — the distinct voice of her presence rendered in gesture. Bradford builds forms through thin washes of broad brushstrokes, inventing layered colorfields and figures who are almost deity-like in space, alive in the world of creation. Emerging with a glow, they exist as community and as composition. New Diver is a series of hand-embellished prints exploring situational nuance, producing wide-ranging effects by applying bands of color in various sections of this sparse composition. The results imply many riffs on the solitary diver’s relationship to the horizon, with each print’s overall tone defined by differences in their dynamic atmosphere - whether it’s the color of the sky or the activity in its subtle brush strokes is up to the viewer to receive as they will.

Artist Biography

Katherine Bradford (b. 1942, New York, NY) has mounted solo exhibitions at the Portland Museum of Art (Portland, ME), Matthew Brown (Los Angeles), Kaufman Repetto (Milan), Campoli Presti (Paris, London), The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Galleria Monica De Cardenas (Milan), Sperone Westwater (New York), CANADA (New York), Adams and Ollman (Portland, OR), and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (Brunswick, ME), among others, as well as a two-person exhibition alongside Diedrick Brackins at the Carpenter Center for Visual Art at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA). Select group exhibitions include presentations at Anton Kern Gallery (New York), Consortium Museum (Dijon), Venus Over Manhattan (New York), Almine Rech (London), Pace Gallery (New York), Brand New Gallery (Milan), Venus Over LA (Los Angeles), and Harper's Books (East Hampton, NY). Her work is included in public collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY), and Portland Museum (Portland, ME) among many others. Bradford has received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Guggenheim Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, and American Academy of Arts and Letters Award. She lives and works in New York City.

Authentication & Resale

This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by the artist. 

Be sure to keep your Certificate of Authenticity (COA) in a safe place. We are unable to replace or reissue COAs.


Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.

All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.

Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.

We use museum quality .060 mm plexiglass to frame your work. It blocks 82-85% of UV rays to prevent color fading from exposure to light, protecting your art for years to come.

Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.

Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.

Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.

Shippings & Returns

Unframed work ships within 5 business days of your order. Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Please allow 2-4 weeks for framing and delivery. Need it faster? Expedited options may be available by emailing All work ships from the US. International customers are responsible for any customs, duty, or VAT charges. 

If you change your mind after placing your order, please email us at within 24 hours. We will not be able to accommodate cancellations for framed orders after that time period (as your frame will have been ordered and cut within that time period). We may not be able to accommodate your request to cancel your order for an unframed work after 24 hours if it has been packaged and processed by our fulfillment center. 

We are unable to accept returns on custom framed artwork. Our general policy is that we do not accept returns. If your print arrives damaged or does not meet your expectations, you may be eligible for a replacement or return. Any issues must be reported within 5 business days of receipt by emailing