Monika BEHRENSMichael KEMPSONCICADA PRESS, Ready to pop. Enlarge 1 /1


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1975


Kapunda, South Australia, Australia born 1961


commenced 2003


Ready to pop. 2006 Place made: College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Selwyn Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink, from one plate Support: thick off-white wove Velin Arches 300 gsm paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: right-to-print proof
Edition: edition of 10; plus 1 right-to-print proof, 2 artist's proofs, 3 printer's proofs

Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, '06/MBehrens'. Titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'READY TO POP'. Inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, 'BAT'.
Secondary Insc: Print workshop blindstamp lower right corner, stylised image of cicada
Dimensions: plate-mark 10.6 h x 12.6 w cm sheet 20.0 h x 25.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Australia Pacific Print Fund, celebrating the National Gallery of Australia’s 25th anniversary, 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1549.16
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Cicada Press, Sydney, 2007