The Raft of Hands
Sam Messer (American, born in 1955)
71.75 x 57.15 cm (28 1/4 x 22 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Color woodcut, stencil-cut and trace-monotype with extensive use of direct painting, pastel and embossing
Not On View
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.)
Signed lower right in graphite: Messer 93; inscribed on verso NPPP 93 / SM 9 around embossed stamp of NPPP.
Gift of Virginia Herrick Deknatel
Reproduced with permission.