Produced in New York, a response to a major blackout in New York in 1977. A spectacular event calling for explosive imagery borrowed from newspapers and my own snaps. Colour photocopying machines were newly available so the 'artist/reporter' was a collaged, colour photocopy fragment.
At the time I was doing screenprints exclusively. I gave it up not long after because of the toxicity of the solvents but also to pursue large scale installations and later painting.
Artist's statement, 2006
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006
colour screenprint, printed on heavy white wove paper with colour Xerox collage
76.5 x 55.5 cm image/sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, white ink "... Bruce Latimer ... 1977 ...".
Not on display
© Bruce Latimer
Where the work was made
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Contemporary Australian Drawings and Prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Apr 1980–01 Jun 1980
Sydney Prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers:
Referenced in 1 publication
Sydney prints: 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, Sydney, 2006. List of works.