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Fifth Stone

A work made of lithograph from two stones in yellow and black ink, with yellow and ocher pastel, on ivory wove paper.

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  • A work made of lithograph from two stones in yellow and black ink, with yellow and ocher pastel, on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1964

Artist:

Lee Bontecou (American, born 1931)
printed by Zigmunds Priede
published by Universal Limited Art Editions (American, founded 1955)

About this artwork

Fifth Stone was printed from two lithographic stones, one inked in black and one in yellow. Until then, Bontecou had experimented with color in her prints mostly through the use of colored paper—not ink. In this working proof, Bontecou printed both colors and then applied a significant amount of yellow and ocher pastel by hand, evidently not yet satisfied with the image.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Lee Bontecou

Title

Fifth Stone

Origin

United States

Date

1964

Medium

Lithograph from two stones in yellow and black ink, with yellow and ocher pastel, on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

929 × 684 mm (image); 1074 × 758 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

U.L.A.E. Collection acquired through a challenge grant of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dittmer; restricted gift of supporters of the Department of Prints and Drawings; Centennial Endowment; Margaret Fisher Endowment Fund

Reference Number

1982.97g

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