Among the Words, from Wordswordswords

A work made of lithograph from one stone and letterpress in black on white wove paper.

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  • A work made of lithograph from one stone and letterpress in black on white wove paper.

Date:

1967–68

Artist:

Edwin Schlossberg (American, born 1945)
printed by Donn Steward and Fred Genis
letterpress hand-set and hand-printed by Christopher Pullman
published by Universal Limited Art Editions (American, founded 1955)

About this artwork

Characterized as an author, painter, poet, philosopher, gamesman, scientist, inventor, and teacher, Edwin Schlossberg saw his life’s work as getting people to think for themselves. In Wordswordswords, he deliberately ignored some of the basic rules of printing in order to make reading a physical act. Exhibited here is a virtual “what not to do” in printmaking: misalignment, misspelling, reversals, accidental masking, creased paper, blind embossing, and fragmented letters. Of this piece Schlossberg said, “I hope they see the words, and then I hope they see themselves.”

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Edwin Schlossberg

Title

Among the Words, from Wordswordswords

Origin

United States

Date

1967–1968

Medium

Lithograph from one stone and letterpress in black on white wove paper

Dimensions

110 x 230 mm (image); 216 x 281 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

1982.558j

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