Carp with Fly

Ed Ruscha

Named after the avenue on which it was located, and originally funded by the Ford Foundation, Tamarind schooled apprentice printers by inviting them on two-month fellowships. Rather than pay to make prints, the workshop's funding allowed the artists to keep the editions they made there, and to produce as many editions as possible, all leading to their certification as master printers. With no commercial concerns to worry about, this led to wild experimentation. It was to be Ruscha's most prolific engagement with the print medium to date, producing 22 colour lithographs in his time there.

Artist
Ed Ruscha (b.1937)
Title
Carp with Fly
also referred to as
Carp with Shadow and Fly (in the Tamarind Lithography Workshop archives)
Medium
Lithograph
Date
1969
Sheet
17 x 24 in : 43.2 x 61.0 cm on buff Arches paper (erroneously described in Engberg)
Edition
No.2 from the edition of 20 signed, dated and numbered by the artist lower left
Printer
Charles Ringness for Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles
Publisher
Tamarind Lithography Workshop
Literature
Engberg 11
Notes
Three colours printed in three runs from two stones and one aluminium plate: 1. Grey - stone; 2. Green - stone; 3. Dark brown - plate
Reference
C16-22
Status
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