Joe Tilson screenprint ‘Let a Thousand Parks Bloom’
Joe Tilson screen print with collage, 1971. Signed and dated by the artist in pencil. The collage to the lower right margin has a vertical crease, the other collages are good but coming a little loose. The sheet has a crease in the top left margin else very good.
Sheet size 101 x 70cm (40 x 27.75 inches)
‘Let a Thousand Parks Bloom’ dates from 1971 and was made in response to the Vietnam War and student protests in the United States The large print shows a grid along with photographs of a chain link fence, a crashing helicopter and the protests at the University of Berkeley in California. At the top of the print is the work’s title, which appears as if dragged through the air by a helicopter. The work is infused with the spirit of protest and optimism and shows how artists attempted to depict the tumultuous times they lived in.