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Four Pages

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2009,7041.1.1-4

  • Title (object)

    • Four Pages
  • Description

    Four Pages; a letterpress paperwork on four sheets of artist-made New Zealand flax paper. The page number is printed in letterpress lower left corner of each sheet; each print also bears the artist's handmade watermark . 1988
    Letterpress printed in white ink

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1988
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 589 millimetres
    • Width: 418 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Verso: each sheet is signed, dated and numbered 6/10 in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    The four-part print was produced by the artist at her studio in Burns Street, Launceston, Tasmania in 1988. The artist created the text by selecting words and phrases from an undisclosed book. Although the declared edition was 10, only six prints were actually signed and numbered.

  • Location

    British XXc Unmounted Portfolio

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2009

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2009,7041.1.1-4


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