A colour screenprint on paper published by Chris Prater at the Editions Alecto and printed by Kelpra Studio in 1965. The Colour screenprint is on two sheets, glued along the top edge as issued, one overlaying the other; the upper sheet with a cut-away pattern of discs and sections of discs revealing the pattern on the sheet below.Signed and numbered one of 75 copies in pencil by the artist. The sheet has a small light brown stain by the signature, the top sheet has some wrinkling in margin, the ink on the surface has cracked in one area. Look at photos carefully. Not pristine but acceptable. This print rarely appears at auction and can be found in the Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert and British Museum collections.
Image: 46.4 x 81.3 cm
Sheet: 63 x 96.5 cm
In the autumn of 1962 Boshier visited India on a one-year scholarship and on his return abandoned his previous figuration and adopted a hard-edged often geometric style, using shaped canvases. The screenprint in this exhibition falls into this period of his career. In an interview with Tessa Sidey, Boshier commented ‘The prints I produced nearly always related to something I was doing at the time. Output was based around the shaped canvases … (and) explored the idea of illusion.’ ¹ Printed on two sheets of paper collaged together, an optical illusion is created by the bright discs of colour printed on the under sheet seen through the cut out holes of the top sheet.
¹ Editions Alecto, Lund Humphries
Out of Print British Printmaking 1946-1976, The British Council 1994