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.
- Lee Bontecou
- Portfolio Box, from Fifth Stone, Sixth Stone
- United States
- Soft ground etching and aquatint from one plate in black ink, with letterpress in black ink, on ivory muslin
- 534 x 353 x 46 mm
- 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