A - Aperture card, from the portfolio A-Z Box... fragments of an oneiric alphabet
24 Aug 1928 -
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".
colour photo screenprint
A/P 5/5 [edition of 25 box sets + 5 artist's proofs, 5 exhibition proofs]
75.0 x 50.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.c. sheet, pencil "Joe Tilson...". Not dated.
Gift of Edron Pty Ltd - 1995 through the auspices of Alistair McAlpine
Not on display
© Joe Tilson, 1969-70/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Shown in 1 exhibition
YES YES YES YES: Graphics from the 1960s and 1970s, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Dec 2016–19 Feb 2017
Referenced in 1 publication
Kay Vernon, British prints of the 1960s and 1970s from the collection of Tony Reichardt, Sydney, 1990, 15. no catalogue numbers