At Last a Thousand I
June C. Wayne (American, 1918-2011)
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In the spring of 1964, Tamarind was nearing its one thousandth print. All of Tamarind’s lithographs have a unique number, and in anticipation of this momentous achievement, the number 1,000 was reserved for the founder, June Wayne. The artist, however, did not get around to completing the work for several months, and when she finally did, her colleagues exclaimed, “At last! A thousand!” This lithograph, a marker of Wayne’s superb technical advancements, can be seen as both a culmination and a projection of what was to come in her oeuvre. She returned to cosmic imagery as her career progressed, and the texture of the print, which determined the subject—none of it was drawn—was achieved through a complex application of sprayed tusche, salt, sand and other debris.


  • Artist Name: June C. Wayne (American, 1918-2011)
  • Title: At Last a Thousand I
  • Date: 1965
  • Medium: Lithograph
  • Dimensions: 24-1/8 x 34-1/8 in. (61.3 x 86.7cm)
  • Publisher: Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Inc.
  • Printer: Walter Gabrielson, Jurgen Fischer
  • Credit Line: Norton Simon Museum, Anonymous Gift
  • Accession Number: P.1969.092.207
  • Copyright: Art © The June Wayne Collection/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Reproduction of this image, including downloading, is prohibited without written authorization from VAGA

Object Information

Radical Past: Contemporary Art and Music in Pasadena, 1960-1974

  • Norton Simon Museum, 1999-02-07 to 1999-06-06
  • Armory Center for the Arts, 1999-02-07 to 1999-04-11
  • Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.), 1999-02-07 to 1999-04-25

The Universe: Creation, Constellations and the Cosmos

  • Norton Simon Museum, 2001-02-04 to 2001-06-04

Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California

  • Norton Simon Museum, 2011-10-02 to 2012-04-02
  • Armory Center for the Arts/Art Center College of Design, Radical Past: Contemporary Art & Music in Pasadena, 1960-1974, 1999, p. 33
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Additional Artwork by Artist

At Last a Thousand III June C. Wayne October 13-15, 1965
At Last a Thousand IV June C. Wayne October 18, 1965
C'Mona My House [1] June C. Wayne May 4-15, 1970

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