Portfolio Box, from Fifth Stone, Sixth Stone

A work made of soft ground etching and aquatint from one plate in black ink, with letterpress in black ink, on ivory muslin.

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  • A work made of soft ground etching and aquatint from one plate in black ink, with letterpress in black ink, on ivory muslin.

Date:

1967–68

Artist:

Lee Bontecou (American, born 1931)
etching printed by Donn Steward (American, 1921-1986)
text hand-set and hand-printed by Christopher Pullman (American, 20th century)
published by Universal Limited Art Editions (American, founded 1955)

About this artwork

The poet Tony Towle came to work at ULAE in 1964 as a secretary. At the time, Lee Bontecou was working on a series of lithographs called variously Fifth Stone and Sixth Stone, and that activity offered Towle his first opportunity to observe an artist working on a lithographic stone. His impressions became the basis for his own collaboration with Bontecou three years later. Here Bontecou has translated her earlier lithographs into a series of richly mixed intaglio prints.

On View

Prints and Drawings, Gallery 124A

Artist

Lee Bontecou

Title

Portfolio Box, from Fifth Stone, Sixth Stone

Origin

United States

Date

1967–1968

Medium

Soft ground etching and aquatint from one plate in black ink, with letterpress in black ink, on ivory muslin

Dimensions

534 x 353 x 46 mm

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

1982.105.10

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