Terry Winters[no title] 1989

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Terry Winters (born 1949)
[no title]
Date 1989
MediumEtching on paper
Dimensionsimage: 98 x 102 mm image: 203 x 170 mm
Acquisition Presented by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of a private collector 2000
View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms


Terry Winters began making prints in 1982 after working as a painter for more than ten years. Engaging in the printmaking process, he found a way to extend his interest in drawing, which already underpinned his painting practice, and further his ideas within a structured method. The many stages of revision and proofing that lead to a final editioned print provided Winters with a vehicle to explore and elaborate ideas in keeping with his preferred method of developing artworks during their making.

The portfolio Fourteen Etchings, from which this work is taken, marked Winters’ first use of photographic printing techniques. Each print, with the exception of the first (Tate P11896), features two images made from separate plates. The smaller image on each sheet, printed in the lower right-hand corner of the paper, are photogravures of skeletal parts, made from photographs of X-rays of a human body sourced from a late nineteenth-century German anatomy book… (read more)

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