Publisher Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York
Platemark (left): 73 x 54.5 cm (28 3/4 x 21 7/16 in.) Platemark (right): 73 x 40.5 cm (28 3/4 x 15 15/16 in.) Sheet: 89.9 x 115.7 cm (35 3/8 x 45 9/16 in.) Framed: 95.6 x 121 x 5.1 cm (37 5/8 x 47 5/8 x 2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Photogravure from two plates with screenprinted lettering and hand additions in watercolor
Not On View
Printed by Deli Sacilotto of Iris Editions, New York
In this unique print by conceptual photographer Lorna Simpson, a pair of empty dress shoes is juxtaposed with the pedals of an old piano. Simpson’s subtle addition of ligh-brown watercolor to the shoes brings to mind the hand-tinting of nineteenth-century photographs, perhaps suggesting a narrative about family history and loss. Below the image an intentionally ambiguous text reads, “What should fit here is an oblique story about absence, but I can’t remember the short version.”
Letterpress text printed in bottom margin: What should fit here is an oblique story about absence, but I can't remember the short version. In graphite, l.l.: 7/53; l.r.: L S '93. Printer's blind stamp, lower left corner of sheet.
Brooke Alexander Editions, NY; from whom purchased November 1997
Lee M. Friedman Fund
Reproduced with permission.