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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

2005.645

Medium or Technique

Soft and hard ground etching with spit bite aquatint, scraping, burnishing, and abrasion, impression printed with rétroussage on chine collé

On View

Mary Stamas Gallery (Gallery 153)

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This impression printed with rétroussage on chine collé


The finished plate was printed in an edition of fifty impressions. During the printing of the edition, a tissue-thin sheet of Japanese Mulberry paper was adhered to the white backing sheet, lending the portrait an added warmth and humanity.

Inscription

In graphite, l.l.: 43/50; l.r.: Wilson 02

Markings

Blindstamped at lower left -- chop of Jim Stroud

Provenance

Center Street Studio (Milton, MA); 2005, sold by Center Street Studio to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 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