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Edward Ruscha

(Omaha, NE, November 16, 1937 - )

Thinks I To Myself, 2017
Lithography on paper
10 1/2 x 20 13/16 in. (26.67 x 52.86 cm)

Creation Place: North America, American
Technique: Lithography
Credit Line: Gift of Edward Hamilton and Pat Squires
Accession Number: P2019.11.4


Date: November 15, 2016 - January 17, 2017

This three color lithograph was hand printed on Rives BFK by Ed Hamilton assisted by Mark Licari, at Hamilton Press in Venice, California.

Execution: The artist provided two images, which were transferred to positive working aluminum plates. The colors were printed as follows:
1. Light gray
2. Red
3. Dark red

Size: 12 3/4 x 21", bleed image, torn and deckle edges.

Record of printing:
1 B.A.T.
2 Printer's Proofs
1 Shop Proof
1 Archival Proof
1 Achenbach Proof
1 Tate Proof
1 Presentation Proof
15 Artist's Proofs
21 Color Trial Proofs
1 Cancellation Proof (on chine colle 14 1/2 x 20 1/2", attached to Rives BFK 18x24")

80 Edition

All other proofs and impressions were destroyed. The mylars were destroyed, the plates were recycled. These prints bear the chop of the printer, and were co-published by Hamilton Press and the Royal Academy of Arts.

On recto: "Ed Ruscha 2017" signed in graphite bottom right corner of sheet. "P.P." handwritten in graphite next to Hamilton Press chop mark in bottom left corner of sheet.

Sheet: 13 1/8 x 21 1/8

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