Jennifer Bartlett At Sea Japan 1980

Artwork details

Artist
Title
At Sea Japan
Date 1980
Medium Woodcut and screenprint on paper
Dimensions Image: 571 x 2545 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1981
Reference
P07443
Not on display

Catalogue entry

P07443 AT SEA JAPAN 1980

Inscribed ‘J Bartlett’ and ‘27/58’ bottom right on back of last sheet, and ‘A’ to ‘F’ on back of each sheet (left to right)
Woodcut and screenprint on six sheets, printed by Simca Print Artists in Tokyo, published by them with the artist in New York, 22 1/2×100 1/4 (57.1×254.5)
Purchased from Paula Cooper Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1981

The artist worked in Japan with Japanese Ukiyo-e (woodblock printing) craftsmen to make the twelve elliptical shapes that run across all six sheets; screenprinting was then used for the rest of the image (about 90 screens in all). The print is related to a large painting of the same title.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984

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