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#1, from the Untitled Press Series

1972 Brice Marden Born: Bronxville, New York 1938 Richard Wilke (Printer) Steven Hartman (Printer) Untitled Press, Inc. (Publisher) lithograph on paper 26 x 19 in. (66 x 48.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the C.K. Williams Foundation and the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment 2008.9.1 Not currently on view

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Robert Rauschenberg invited Brice Marden to make prints in 1972 at his Untitled Press located on a property adjacent to his home on Captive Island, Florida. The artists reached the printmaking workshop by a road cut through subtropical vegetation. The gestural nature of this print expresses the experience of reaching the studio: “Every day to get to the workshop I had to walk from the house through this jungle. These have much more of a jungle feeling. This is much more vegetal than other prints.” The succession of prints in the series suggests the brief passage of time as Marden crossed from house to workshop.

Multiplicity, 2011



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