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CMY 5 Point Collapsed

CMY 5 Point Collapsed

John Robert Craft

Regular price $1,250.00 Sale

Color etchings
Suite of four etchings and one iron cast and fabricated sculpture
Edition of 10
Each image and paper size:  8" x  8"
Colorphon:  12" x 12" letterpress page
Portfolio box:  12" x 24" x 4"

The CMY Suite was co-published by Flatbed Press located in Austin, Texas in 2018.  Craft developed the extensive plate tone by hauling the steel plates around in the back of Craft's ranch truck for two years occasionally checking to see how the decay was proceeding. Three plates, each with a silhouette of a cast iron sculpture, were etched using nitric acid at the artist’s studio in 2017.  The suite was printed on 640 GSM Lanaquarelle hot press paper. Hanco lithographic process color inks were used in the following combinations that correspond with the order of the images above: Cyan/Magenta, Yellow/Magenta, Cyan/Yellow, and Cyan/Yellow/Magenta. These are available as boxed sets of four prints in each box that includes a cast iron sculpture that is fabricated from cast iron components configured to match the silhouette in the prints.

Title page and colophon designed by Craft and printed with letterpress onto Somerset Satin 300 GSM  by Max Koch in Austin, Texas.