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ROBERT BLACKBURN (1913 - 2003) Heavy Forms.
Color lithograph, 1962. 404x500 mm; 16x19 3/4 inches, wide (full ?) margins. Artist's proof, aside from the edition of approximately 10-12. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "A/P II" in pencil, lower margin.
According to Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop, "from 1958 to 1961, Blackburn worked on variations of the lithograph Heavy Forms. The imagery can be seen as deriving from Blackburn's earlier tabletop still lifes. However, here the image matches its 'tabletop' to the printed surface, tipping it up to mimic the inked edge of the lithographic stone and print process itself. Blackburn treated the stone with tremendous fluidity, re-orienting the image and frequently signing his work on both top and bottom margins, allowing options for viewing."