Joe Tilson working proof for a screen-print titled ‘21st’. Signed and dated ‘64’ in lower right corner. The envelope is printed in silk screen with glue; the key appears to be a drawing in a very soft pencil with drawing on verso of sheet. The sheet is marked with glue marks, foxing and is dusty, slightly grubby, corners chipped, bent. Pencil writing and instructions around the margins. A tear in the envelope has been professionally repaired. Not pristine, but a signed working copy.
Sheet size 93 x 68cm (36.5 x 26.75inches)
Made originally as a 3D sculpture form in oil on wood and canvas in 1963. He developed the idea to be a screen print, the key being printed on a separate sheet with printing variations. Published the following year, 1964, by Marlborough Fine Art. A very small edition size of 40 plus artists proofs. Size102 x 76cm, (40 x 30 inches)