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The Raft of Hands

1993
Sam Messer (American, born in 1955)


Dimensions

71.75 x 57.15 cm (28 1/4 x 22 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1994.52.3

Medium or Technique

Color woodcut, stencil-cut and trace-monotype with extensive use of direct painting, pastel and embossing

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One monoprint from “The New Provincetown Print Project Portfolio, 1993” which includes a titlepage and four monoprints: a) The New Provincetown Print Project Portfolio 1993, Gray cloth portfolio 30 1/2 x 22 5/8 in.; Inside covers stencilled “AIDS” with silver spray paint (by Michael Mazur). b) Titlepage: The New Provincetown Print Project / 1993 / Four Monoprints / Eric Avery / Sue Coe / Sam Messer / Joan Snyder / The Fine Arts Work Center. Provincetown, Massachusetts. Printed in black over gray text by Michael Feingold. (Portfolio and titlepage designed by Alnne Beresford Clarke; the prints printed by Bob Townsend.)

Inscription

Signed lower right in graphite: Messer 93; inscribed on verso NPPP 93 / SM 9 around embossed stamp of NPPP.

Credit Line

Gift of Virginia Herrick Deknatel

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.