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Salvatore ZOFREA

Borgia, Italy born 1946

  • Australia from 1956

Days of summer 2007-08 Description: Suite of 40 prints, 1 title page print and 1special edition first state print

Collection Title: Days of summer, a series of 40 woodcut prints by Salvatore Zofrea. Sydney: the artist, 2008.
Page: collection record
Place made: Kurrajong, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper woodcuts, printed in black ink, each from one block Support: thin smooth off-white Japanese-style paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: artist's proof
Edition: edition of 20, of which 15 are hand-coloured; 5 artist's proofs and 1 printer's proof

Edition Notes: 'The ink used on all these prints is water-based Schminke black ink which has a sealant to prevent it from smearing or breaking up when the wet colour is applied.. The ink is brushed all over the cut surface of the block. [...] The sheet of paper is laid over the inked block with care taken to keep it flat and prevent it creasing into the grooves of the cut block. A thin sheet of paper is placed over it to protect the printed sheet. The entire surface of the paper is carefully and thoroughly worked over with a baren and the outside curve of a wooden spoon to transfer the ink onto the sheet of paper underneath.' [Anne Ryan, Salvatore Zofrea: Days of Summer, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, 2009, pp. 50-51].
Primary Insc: Each print signed and titled in black pencil below printed image.not dated.
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist, 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.230.1-42
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from the artist, Sydney, April 2010.