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The History of Printmaking: Rauschenberg at Tamarind in Hollywood

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Warrington Colescott, The History of Printmaking: Rauschenberg at Tamarind in Hollywood, 1978, soft-ground etching and aquatint, with vibrograver, and relief rolls through stencils, printed in color on cream Arches paper, Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund, © Warrington Colescott, 80.47.1j

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Title

The History of Printmaking: Rauschenberg at Tamarind in Hollywood

Related Titles

series (original language): The History of Printmaking

Artist

Warrington Colescott (American, born 1921)

Related People

subject: Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008)

subject of: Tamarind Lithograph Workshop

Date

1978

Medium

soft-ground etching and aquatint, with vibrograver, and relief rolls through stencils, printed in color on cream Arches paper

Edition

4/75

Catalogue Raisonné

Chapin 226

Dimensions (H x W x D)

plate: 21 15/16 in x 27 3/4 in; sheet: 24 7/8 in x 35 3/4 in

Inscriptions & Markings

watermark: Arches France, watermark, lower right

signature: Warrington Colescott, graphite, lower right

title: History of Printmaking: Rauschenberg at Tamarind, in Hollywood, graphite, lower left

edition: lower left, graphite, 4/75

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

American

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Caroline Ladd Pratt Fund

Accession Number

80.47.1j

Copyright

© Warrington Colescott

Terms

etching

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

paper

studios

Description

This lively print is cast as a Hollywood production, as the famous artist Robert Rauschenberg prepares a print at Tamarind Lithograph Workshop. Colescott manages to spoof not only Rauschenberg and Tamarind, but also the "master printers on parade," the dancing print curators, the "ballet of the apprentice fellows," and the grant evaluator, thereby mocking the circus of publicity and the cult of personality surrounding famous artists.

June Wayne, the dynamic and formidable founder of Tamarind Press, is nearly lost among the dazzling composition, as she is relegated to pushing a vacuum cleaner in the lower left.

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