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Billy Copley

(born Los Angeles, CA, 1946)

Untitled, 1994
Lithograph on paper
22 in. x 30 in. (55.88 cm x 76.2 cm)

Creation Place: North America, American, New York
Technique: Lithography
Credit Line: Gift of Edward Hamilton and Pat Squires
Accession Number: P2004.21.26

22" x 30", bleed image, deckle edges.

Record of printing:
1 Bon a Tirer
2 Printer's proofs
1 Shop proof
3 Color trial proofs
3 Artist's proofs
20 Edition

All other proofs and impressions were destroyed, and printing plate was effaced. The printer's flying heart image was stamped in ink at the bottom center of the print. The print was published by Hamilton Press.

The printer's flying heart image is stamped in ink at the bottom center of the print.

An eight color lithograph, hand printed by Ed Hamilton at Hamilton Press in Venice, California. All prints were pulled on a handmade "Savings and Loan" paper, made by Twinrocker. This paper was made with shredded currency embedded within the fibers.

Execution: The artist drew on seven sheets of mylar, using washes, pencils and stamps. These mylars were used to transfer the images onto light sensitized plates. The colors were printed as follows: yellow, red, dark gray, purple plus light gray, dark green, light green, and black.

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