Jonathan Borofsky[no title] 1982

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Artist
Jonathan Borofsky (born 1942)
Title
[no title]
From 2740475
Date 1982
MediumEtching on paper
Dimensionsimage: 70 x 38 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1983
Reference
P07826
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Catalogue entry

Seven screenprints printed by H.M. Buchi, Basel, and six etchings printed by Robert Aull and Leslie Sutcliffe, Los Angeles, the portfolio published by Peter Blum, Zurich and New York, in an edition of 50
Purchased from Peter Blum Editions (Grant-in-Aid) 1983

P07826 [from] 2740475 1942 [P07817-P07829; complete]
Etching 2 3/4 × 1 1/2 (70 × 38) on paper 29 7/8 × 22 1/4 (758 × 565) watermarked ‘ARCHES’
Inscribed ‘Jonathan Borofsky’ b.r.; impressed with the printer's stamp

In 1969 Borofsky started writing numbers in sequence, starting with 1 and covering both sides of his sheets; he has continued this sequence at intervals ever since. In the early 1970s he found little drawings and scribbles intruding into the count and he began to make paintings of these images. He decided to identify them and all his subsequent works with the number he was on in his counting - hence the title of this portfolio is ‘2740475’… (read more)

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