#1, from the Untitled Press Series

Media - 2008.9.1 - SAAM-2008.9.1_1 - 70611
Copied Brice Marden, #1, from the Untitled Press Series, 1972, lithograph on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the C.K. Williams Foundation and the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2008.9.1

Artwork Details

Title
#1, from the Untitled Press Series
Artist
Publisher
Untitled Press, Inc.
Date
1972
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2619 in. (6648.3 cm)
Credit Line
Museum purchase through the C.K. Williams Foundation and the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Mediums Description
lithograph on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
2008.9.1

Artwork Description

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.

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