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Fourth Stone

A work made of lithograph from one stone in black ink, with tusche and brush and black ink, on ivory wove paper.

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  • A work made of lithograph from one stone in black ink, with tusche and brush and black ink, on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1963

Artist:

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

About this artwork

For this working proof, Bontecou proposed changes directly on the paper, on top of the printed image. These changes are brushed on with tusche (lithographic ink) which, when thinned, can appear as several shades of gray. She applied the tusche so densely that the sheet is more of a drawing than a print. Bontecou later completed the design by printing a second lithographic stone on top of the first.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Lee Bontecou

Title

Fourth Stone

Origin

United States

Date

1963

Medium

Lithograph from one stone in black ink, with tusche and brush and black ink, on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

885 × 710 mm (image); 1072 × 757 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1982.95b

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