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Laura Owens

Untitled, 2002

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Handprinted 10-color lithograph on tan
BFK Rives with three collage elements:
one handpainted with watercolor on
blue Magnani Pescia, two on white BFK Rives, the color of the moon will vary
with each print, 18 x 12” (46 x 30,6 cm),
printed by Ed Hamilton, Hamilton Press,
Venice, California,
Ed. 70/XXIV, signed and numbered
on the back

Blue Moon... And then suddenly appeared before me, the only one my arms could ever hold.


“The work has a double life, the parts of which are separate, yet deeply connected. On one level, it’s a picture of a better world: a peaceable kingdom where all of nature co-exists in idyllic harmony. On another, simultaneous, level, it’s a painting: an elaborately composed arrangement of paint on canvas that is inevitably part of a complex dialogue with the whole history of the medium. There is a constant back and forth between the creation of a pictorial world and the act of painting itself. For the work to be successful, a certain harmony needs to be achieved that will encompass both elements.” Russell Ferguson Parkett No. 65, 2002