T04999 Lisi 1976
Ink, gouache and wax crayon on wove paper 294 × 211 (11 1/2 × 8 1/4)
Purchased from Galerie Stähli, Zürich (Grant-in-Aid) 1987
Exh: Markus Raetz: Arbeiten 1962 bis 1986, Kunsthaus, Zürich, June–Aug. 1986 (120, repr. in col.)
Both these works [T04999 and T05000] were made from the same string and card matrices used to make T04998 (see previous entry). The images were drawn on relatively thick paper, taken from an artist's spiral-bound sketchbook and strong enough to withstand vigorous rubbing with a wax crayon.
It is difficult to be certain about the order of the steps taken by the artist in making T04999 and T05000. Close examination of the works, however, suggests that he began by applying a wash of diluted yellow ink to the paper in both cases…