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Fourth Stone

A work made of lithograph from one stone in black ink on ivory wove paper.

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  • A work made of lithograph from one stone in 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

This trial proof is printed from one stone, without the addition of the second. A crack in the stone, running from top center to bottom right, is clearly visible. Bontecou explained: “The crack was always there. This was the first time I worked with a stone that had a crack, and after that I really liked cracks. So if they had a crack, I just filled it into the drawing, like a line.”

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Lee Bontecou

Title

Fourth Stone

Origin

United States

Date

1963

Medium

Lithograph from one stone in black ink on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

955 × 706 mm (image); 1051 × 752 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

1982.95f

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