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Martin Luther King, Jr.

2002
John Wilson (American, 1922–2015), Printed by James Stroud (American, born in 1958)


Dimensions

Sheet: 91.4 x 76.2 cm (36 x 30 in.)

Accession Number

2005.625

Medium or Technique

Soft ground etching

On View

Mary Stamas Gallery (Gallery 153)

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Soft ground etching


Once Wilson’s somewhat cursory, initial drawing was etched into the copper, the plate was inked and printed to produce this preliminary “first state.” He then returned to the plate to begin the process of enhancing and refining his marks.

Inscription

Lower right in graphite pencil: Wilson 02
Lower right in graphite pencil: 1

Markings

Blindstamped at lower left -- chop of Jim Stroud

Provenance

Center Street Studio (Milton, MA); from whom purchased by MFA, 14 December 2005.

Credit Line

Lee M. Friedman Fund and Living New England Artists Purchase Fund, created by The Stephen and Sybil Stone Foundation

Copyright

© VAGA, New York, NY