This etching is part of a portfolio of twelve abstract prints in an edition of twenty-one, of which this set is number twenty. Numbers one to ten have been bound; eleven to twenty-one are boxed loose portfolios. There are also five sets of artist's proofs.
This text discusses the group of twelve works (P78423-P78434) as a whole.
The plates were made in January 1999 in Kounellis' Roman studio using techniques which include softground etching, drypoint and aquatint as well as materials familiar from other areas of Kounellis' work, such as molten lead and wax, human hair, broken glass, coal and salt…