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    Sale 1897

    Prints And Multiples

    30 - 31 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 698


    Mule, from Hoarfrost Editions (G. 571)

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    Mule, from Hoarfrost Editions (G. 571)
    offset lithograph transfered to collage of paper bags and fabric, 1974, signed and dated in pencil, numbered 13/33 (there were also 10 artist's proofs), with the Gemini G.E.L. inkstamp, Los Angeles, the full sheet, the colors attenuated, a stain at lower center, the fabric and paper bags with time staining, otherwise in good condition
    overall approx. 65 x 36 in. (1651 x 914 mm.)

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    According to the National Gallery the master proof was assembled by the artist and became the guide for the printer's right to print proof. The process sequence is as follows: 1. an image of a beaker printed in offset was transfered to a paper bag, 2. paper bags were glued to cheesecloth and muslin with acrylic polymer matte medium; newspaper imagery was transferred to cheesecloth over a bag; 4. an octopus image printed in offset was transferred to satin, 5. satin was glued to muslin with acrylic polymer matte medium. The two holes at the top right and top left were machine-stitched to accommodate nails for hanging.