Dine, Jim (American, born 1935). TULIPS (FROM "A TEMPLE OF FLORA"). D'Oench & Feinberg 17. Etching, soft-ground etching, drypoint, photogravure, and electric tools, with handpainting in watercolor, 1978. Edition of 30; singed, dated, and numbered "7/30" (there was also an edition of 10 issued as a Portfolio and numbered I - X, and ten Artist's Proofs. Printed from a copper plate on Fabriano Rosapina paper by Mitchell Friedman, and published by Pace Editions. 23 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches, 603 x 451 mm. (plate), 39 x 27 5/8 inches, 991 x 700 mm. (sheet). In Excellent condition. The Temple of Flora is one of the many projects that Dine has undetaken to produce variants on a subject merging complex and varied techniques. For these prints, Dine made drawings on Mylar, which were then transferred to the copper plates via photogravure. The plates were then worked with traditional intaglio techniques including etching, drypoint, mezzotint rocker as a drypoint tool, and the non-traditional die grinder to sand the plate to achieve plate tone. After printing, each sheet was individually colored by hand.
Inventory # 13317