- Edward Ruscha (American, 1937-)
- Lithograph on calendered Rives BFK paper; torn and deckle edges, bleed image
- sheet: 17-1/8 x 24-1/8 in. (43.5 x 61.3 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Norton Simon Museum, Anonymous Gift
- Accession Number:
- © 2012 Edward Ruscha
Paper was very important to the artists and printers at Tamarind. This particular paper, uncalendered Rives BFK, is 100 percent rag and was created on a mechanically driven, cylindrical mold at the Rives Mill in Isère, France. The technical term “calender” refers to pressing paper between rollers or plates to create a smooth surface. According to the 1970 Tamarind publication, The beauty and longevity of an original print depends greatly on the paper that supports it: “Uncalendered Rives BFK was made for Tamarind to our specifications. This paper, like Calendered Rives BFK, is not sized, is near neutral in pH and has good light-fastness. It is a warmer white and is a textured, stiffer paper. It requires more ink and pressure, like the German papers, making large solid areas a little difficult to ink fully. Multi-color images print beautifully matte on this paper. It erases well. The paper stretches slightly in printing.”
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