Ian McKeever

Print C - Version VII

1997

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
Ian McKeever born 1946
Medium
Woodcut on paper
Dimensions
Image: 1120 x 800 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1998
Reference
P78061

Technique and condition

A woodcut monoprint originating from a series of ninety-six woodcut monoprints illustrating twelve images depicted in eight different variations.

The design was incised into a block of plywood with a chisel or large nail. The block was then cut up using a jigsaw and the separate pieces individually inked using three colours, red, grey and blue printing ink. The blocks were reassembled to pass through the printing press. The print has embossed heavily inked lines and excess oil from the ink has stained the paper in places. The print is in mint condition and stored mounted.

Calvin Winner
September 1998

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