Ettore Colla

Screenprint

c.1954

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Ettore Colla 1896–1968
Original title
Serie serigrafica
Medium
Screenprint on paper
Dimensions
Image: 276 x 346 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Mariolina Colla 1972
Reference
P01015

Catalogue entry

Ettore Colla 1896-1968

P01015 Screenprint 1953

Not inscribed by the artist. Signed 'Giorgio de Marchis' and 'Sandra Pinto' on the verso
Screenprint on paper, 13 7/8 x 19 3/4 (35.3 x 50.2)
Presented by Signora Mariolina Colla 1972
Lit: Giorgio de Marchis and Sandra Pinto, Colla (Rome 1972), No.68a, p.60, repr.

Screenprint made by Giorgio Ascani from a collage by Colla; Giorgio de Marchis and Sandra Pinto suggest that the composition may have been inspired by a painting by Capogrossi. An edition of 1500 was printed to serve as the cover for Arti Visive, 1st series, Nos.6-7, January 1954 (the print being folded over to form the front and back of the cover); but this example is from a further edition of 50 not used for this purpose.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.129, reproduced p.129

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