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Title

A - Aperture card, from the portfolio A-Z Box... fragments of an oneiric alphabet

1969-1970


Artist

Joe Tilson

England

24 Aug 1928 -


About

Joe Tilson was one of the leading figures of British Pop art. His work of the 1960s and 1970s is political in content and embraced the advancements in screenprinting techniques that developed in the 1960s. In his complex and innovative portfolio 'A-Z box ... fragments of an oneiric alphabet ...' Tilson pushed the boundaries of how a print should look - some are collaged, the majority are printed on both sides, and some are printed on double-sized folded sheets which involve viewers in active exploration and discovery.

'A-Z box ... fragments of an oneiric alphabet ...' 1969-70
Boxed portfolio of 26 screenprints on various papers
Printed by Christopher Prater at Kelpra Studio Ltd, London
Published by R. Alistair McAlpine Publishing Ltd, London in an edition of 25 numbered 1-25, plus 5 artist's proofs numbered A/P 1-5 and 5 exhibition proofs numbered A/P VI-X

Signed and editioned l.r. title page, pencil "A/P 5/5 Joe Tilson".


Details


Date

1969-1970


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour photo screenprint


Edition

A/P 5/5 [edition of 25 box sets + 5 artist's proofs, 5 exhibition proofs]


Dimensions

75.0 x 50.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.c. sheet, pencil "Joe Tilson...". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Edron Pty Ltd - 1995 through the auspices of Alistair McAlpine


Location

Not on display


Accession number

79.2001.1


Artist information

Joe Tilson

Works in the collection

33


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Kay Vernon, British prints of the 1960s and 1970s from the collection of Tony Reichardt, Sydney, 1990, 15. no catalogue numbers