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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sheet: 91.4 x 76.2 cm (36 x 30 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft and hard ground etching with spit bite aquatint, scraping, burnishing, and abrasion
Mary Stamas Gallery (Gallery 153)
Scraping and burnishing in this state.
King’s head is again plunged into shadow, save for a halo around his forehead. The shading of the torso now more closely resembles Wilson’s original drawing.
Lower right in graphite pencil: Wilson 02
Lower right in graphite pencil: 14
Blindstamped at lower left -- chop of Jim Stroud
Center Street Studio (Milton, MA); from whom purchased by MFA, 14 December 2005.
Lee M. Friedman Fund and Living New England Artists Purchase Fund, created by The Stephen and Sybil Stone Foundation
© VAGA, New York, NY