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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2000,0326.18.1-5

  • Description

    "Amanita Muscaria" (Fly Agaric Mushroom), (Eschenau, Germany: published by Herman de Vries of Eschenau Summer Press, 1992); one-page booklets numbered 94, 97, 99, 100 and 101 from an edition of 150; each mushroom is printed in white on stiff black paper tipped with protective black tissue and inserted in a red card, each with a unique cover design of a circle spattered with white emulsion

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1992
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 222 millimetres
    • Width: 171 millimetres (card)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Each numbered in ink on colophon on back cover
  • Curator's comments

    The artist has provided his recipe for making his `mushroom prints': `The print is made from a Fly Agaric Mushroom (red with white spots) collected from under birch trees in October - stem is cut off and placed with gills down on black paper - covered with a bowl to stop air moving and left for 6 hours or so - remove bowl and mushroom - spores have dropped in pattern of gills - fix with hair lacquer - one mushroom does 2 or 3 prints - covers are all unique - text is printed, then a circle is masked off and white emulsion flicked at random onto red card. When dried - circle sealed with clear plastic' (artist's statement, from Stephen Lacey Gallery, London, 1999).

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  • Location

    Not on display (British XXc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2000

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2000,0326.18.1-5

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