- Edward Ruscha (American, 1937-)
- Lithograph on white Arches paper; torn and deckle edges
- sheet: 17-1/8 x 24-1/8 in. (43.5 x 61.3 cm); Image: 7-3/4 x 15 in. (cm.)
- Credit Line:
- Norton Simon Museum, Anonymous Gift
- Accession Number:
- © 2012 Edward Ruscha
A lithograph is a collaboration between an artist and an artisan printer. The artist uses a grease pencil or tusche, a waxy liquid, to draw on a stone, usually limestone, or a metal plate, commonly aluminum. The printer treats the metal or stone plate with various chemicals to indelibly bond the drawn image to the plate, and then wets it down with water. The greasy image on the plate rejects the water but accepts the grease-based ink that is rolled over it. Each color requires its own separate plate as it goes through this process. June Wayne, founder of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, describes the end result as “the kiss of an inked stone on a sheet of velvet-white paper.”
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