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SmokeElizabeth Murray
Thirty-Eight, Smoke , 1993
76.2 x 58.4 x 6.3 cm (30 x 23 x 2 1/2 in.)
© 2011 Elizabeth Murray / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Gemini G.E.L. and the Artist

Catalogue Record
Catalogue Number35.2.18
ArtistElizabeth Murray
Start Date1993
Signature Date1993
Publication Date1993
Gemini Work NumberEM93-179
Gemini Publication Sequence Number1581
Specifications23-color lithograph and screenprint construction with collage and pastel
Colors or SequenceThe cut-out figure is printed on both sides; 6 printing runs on each side: (aluminum) 1. red, 2. red, 3. red, 4. red, 5. green, 6. blue. Blue base; 6 printing runs: 1. blue (aluminum), 2. blue (aluminum), 3. blue (aluminum), 4. blue (aluminum), 5. red (aluminum), 6. yellow (screen). Yellow base; 5 printing runs: 1. black (screen), 2. yellow (screen), 3. yellow (screen), 4. yellow (screen), 5. transparent gray (aluminum)
Dimensions76.2 x 58.4 x 6.3 cm (30 x 23 x 2 1/2 in.)
Notes on DimensionsAbove dimensions are approximate as they vary among the impressions.
SupportMeirat Velasquez and Georges Duchêne, Moulin de Colombe white, 4-ply museum board
Edition38 unique works (glossary of impressions)
Fabrication NotesEach unique piece consists of three paper elements collaged with Duramount "R" pressure-sensitive adhesive. The artist drew on each piece with one or more of the following materials: Rowney, Grumbacher, Diane Townsend, Sennilier, and Caran D'Ache pastel chalks. The figure, made of Colombe handmade paper, was printed on two sides and embossed using a textured plate created by the artist. The printed figures were then cut out by hand, shaped by the artist into unique configurations, and collaged to the blue base. The blue base, made of Meirat Velasquez handmade paper, had sections cut out and removed. Then it was collaged onto the yellow base. The printed yellow base, made of 4-ply Museum board, was designed to serve as the background for the blue cut-out shape and the multicolored figure. Both the blue and the yellow sections were cut into the same configurations. Each piece received a protective coating of TW Graphics 5103 clear upon completion.
Collaboration and SupervisionJames Reid
Processing and ProofingStanley Baden, James Reid, Carmen Schilaci, Mark Schultz, Ourania Stamus, Claudio Stickar
Edition PrintingStanley Baden, James Reid, Carmen Schilaci, Mark Schultz, Ourania Stamus, Claudio Stickar

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