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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia born 1944

  • Europe 1974-75
  • Germany 1978
  • United Kingdom 1982-83

Flick book. July 1980 Description: handbound book of 32 pp of linocut images. Presented in black cloth-covered case

Collection Title: Marshall, Jennifer. Flick book. Adelaide, the artist, 1980.
Place made: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: books, illustrated books, ink; paper linocut, printed in black ink, from one block Support: paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: 3/5
Edition: edition of 5

Edition Notes: Artists comment: Each linoleum block was worked on with an assortment of v-shaped gouges. The marks were cut directly into the surface without making preliminary drawings on paper or on the block itself. The result is akin to wood engraving due both to the fineness of the line and the fact that, when printed the line is white on a dark ground. The book was printed in 2 editions, the first a hand-printed edition of 6 black letterpress ink rolled on the surface, a sheet of dampened paper (Arches Ingres 85 g.s.m) placed on top and both run through the press (Hilldav etching). A second edition of 75 was printed by commercial offset, by the Wentworth Press, Sydney and published by Tamarisque. The pages were printed 4 up on Strathmore charcoal paper, and then guillotined. (The plates were made as a result of photographing each proof on a Repco Graphic Arts Camera; the liths used were 2nd generation negatives.) Both editions are hand bound. [Art & Australia, vol 19, no. 3, Autumn 1982, p. 277.]
Primary Insc: Signed dated and inscribed with edition details, lower right 2nd last page, in black ink, 'J.MARSHALL/ 3/5 1980'. Signed dated and inscribed with edition details, lower right last page, in black pencil, 'J.MARSHALL/ 3/5 1980'.
Dimensions: book (closed) 19.8 h x 21.0 w x 1.0 d cm slipcase 20.4 h x 20.2 w x 1.4 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1987
Accession No: NGA 87.427
Subject: Australia, Book arts: Illustrated book
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne, 1987.