(Long Beach, CA, April 9, 1926 - January 17, 2018, Venice, CA)
Maltese, State III,
Lithograph on paper
22 1/2 in. x 30 in. (57.15 cm x 76.2 cm)
North America, American, Los Angeles
Gift of Edward Hamilton and Pat Squires
Record of printing: 1 Bon a Tirer 1 printer's proofs 1 shop proof 1 archival proof 1 artist's proof 10 edition
The plates were saved for the printing of State II. This print bears the chop of the printer and was published by the Hamilton Press.
This two color lithograph was hand printed on by Ed Hamilton at Hamilton Press in Venice, California. Two of the states were printed at this time, with a third state (State II) saved for printing at a later date. State I was printed in black and white on tan Rives BFK paper. State III was printed in yellow and red on Arches Cover Cream paper.
Execution: The artist drew on two sheets of mylar, using black gesso and black acrylic applied with his fingers. These mylars were used for transfers to a positive aluminum plates. State I was printed in white first and black second. It has a stamp in white and a blindstamp embossment. State III was printed with yellow first and red second. It has stamps in red, yellow and white and a blindstamp embossment.
Chop of the printer.
22 1/2 x 30 paper size, torn and deckle edges.
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