Dine, Jim. HAND COLORED FLOWERS. D'Oench and Feinberg 1. Etching, soft-ground etching, aquatint, drypoint, engraving, and electric tools, 1977. Numbered 25/50 from the edition of 50, plus 8 artist's proofs, and a further 16, without color, lettered A through P. Dated and signed in pencil. Printed in black, with handpainting of the flowers in watercolor in blue, two shades of pink, yellow, violet and green, the color applied after the editioning of the print. 35 1/4 x 23 3/8 inches (image), 41 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches (sheet). Printed in NY by Mitchell Friedman assisted by Jeremy Dine, and published by Pace. In excellent condition. This very complex print, which uses so many techniques, was printed on a single piece of plumber's copper, already randomly scratched. Dine reused the plate to make two more prints (D. & F. 2 and 8), cutting it down each time, so that this is considered the first state of 3. For most prints a change of state occurs when the artist makes modifications to an existing image which remains basically the same; for these works Dine completely reworked the plate so that, other than all being floral subjects, the images are completely different.
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Inventory # 12407