Catalogue entry

P02557 SIGN 1981

Inscribed ‘Ian Tyson 81’ bottom right and ‘37/90’ and ‘Sign’
Watermark made from pulp at Jinn Handmade Papers, Friedberg, published by Edition Hoffmann and Gorbel Hymen Müller, Friedberg in an edition of 90, 7 1/8× 6 1/8 (18×15.5)
Presented by the artist 1982

The image, which is presented in the form of a watermark, relates to four woodcuts Tyson made for Zen in 1981, a book published by Wolfgang Tiessen in Neueisenberg, West Germany. It also relates to the five woodcuts in ‘Utamaro Variations’ published by the artist in 1982. The watermark was created by cutting the shape in very thin polystyrene which was then sewed onto the paper mould with thin nylon thread. The image is best perceived when lit from behind.

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