John Christie For Dora Maurer 1976

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Artwork details

Artist
John Christie born 1945
Title
For Dora Maurer
Date 1976
Medium Screenprint and photograph on paper
Dimensions Image: 343 x 290 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1981
Reference
P07525
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Catalogue entry

P07525 FOR DORA MAURER 1976

Inscribed ‘John Christie’ bottom right and ‘February 76’ and ‘For Dora Maurer: A print without words (2nd version)’ and ‘42/ 50’
Photograph and screenprint, printed and published by the artist, 13 1/2×11 3/8 (34.3× 29)
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1982

'The photograph shows Dora Maurer...imitating a sculpture by the East German artist Edgar Guttbub. The original black and white photograph was sent to me and I added the red lines and colours. All the colours changed radically in the photographic process. This change I used in the print “Exchange” which shows the postcard describing the colours + the actual colours painted onto the photograph. The original idea was to make a series of these photographs, re-photographing each new printing, and watch the colours gradually move away from the paint colours (adding these each time as a control) but only this first step was made.’ (loc.cit.)

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

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