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EIGHTEEN STREET EL

Romano, Clare (American, 1922-2017). EIGHTEEN STREET EL. Collagraph in colors, 1952. Edition of 14. Numbered 10/14. titled, signed and dated, all in pencil. 14 3/4 x 11 inches (image) 19 7/8 x 16 inches (sheet). In very good condition; there are two small triangles cut out of the paper, upper left and lower right, likely part of the artist's process for registration of the several color matrices. 18th Street was a station on the IRT line of the NYC subway, running along 3rd Avenue; it ceased operation in 1955, and the elevated railway was demolished. A Collagraph is a form of relief print in which surfaces are built up by cutting out shapes and pasting them to a backing; as with woodcut and other relief processes, a separate "block" is used for each color. Because the "collage" is made with papers and carboards, it will not withstand too much repeated printing, which is why editions are small. Romano and her husband John Ross, were leaders in the use of collagraph as a print medium. 

Inv num: 13138

$1500.00

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