Canto XXXII/2: Stopcock Box Lids

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Canto XXXII/2: Stopcock Box Lids 

Lithograph proof, approved by the artist and signed / initialled by him, taken from the original Talford Press edition of 185, printed on 100% rag, acid-free Inveresk (Somerset) paper

 

page size 39.5 x 31 cm

 

1979 – 1983

 

Reworking an earlier image from a suite called A Walk to the Studio, the artist created a unified field populated by the stopcock box lids in the pavements he walked daily, their lugubrious colour and skull-like shape seeming to announce death : here these heads become those of the souls fixed in ice over which Dante treads in this circle of hell.

 

£ 275 (approx. US$ 430, € 330) VAT, postage and handling included