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Colophon page for the edition of 20 prints entitled 'Trust Me'

Print
1992-1993 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The prints in this portfolio take their inspiration from 1950s illustrations of science magic tricks in comic-book, somewhat diagrammatic, style. The artist has taken these and combined them with a kind of 'stream of consciousness' or 'automatic' drawing (where the artist does not really think about what they are doing in a conscious way). In a statement about the set of prints the artist notes that the juxtaposition of title and image, and of illustration (taken from the science magic book source) and hand painted gesture "imply cause and effect, triggering a psychological drama within". Some of the images seem very feminist, in that they show female figures in controlling positions within the overall narrative of the image. The suite shows how an artist can combine a found or ready-made source with their own work to produce images with a certain psychological complexity.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Intaglio
Brief Description
Elizabeth Marran: Colophon page from the suite of prints entitled 'Trust Me' 1992
Physical Description
Sheet lettered with details of production, including name of printer, paper type, process etc.
Dimensions
  • Sheet height: 32.6cm
  • Sheet width: 32.9cm
Production typeLimited edition
Copy Number
not numbered. Artist's proof.
Marks and Inscriptions
The portfolio Trust Me by/ Elizabeth Marran contains 20/ etchings on Rives BFK 270/ paper measuring 13" x13" in / photo etch and aquitant [sic] The edition consists of 20/ copies of each print signed/ and numbered and 3 artists/ proofs.The etchings were/ printed by Elizabeth Marran/ and Michael Hairston at the/ University of Massachusetts,/Boston, 1992-93. The box/ was made by Lizzie de Rham/ of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Credit line
Given by the artist
Production
Attribution note: this suite is un-numbered but the edition is 20 with three artist's proofs.
Summary
The prints in this portfolio take their inspiration from 1950s illustrations of science magic tricks in comic-book, somewhat diagrammatic, style. The artist has taken these and combined them with a kind of 'stream of consciousness' or 'automatic' drawing (where the artist does not really think about what they are doing in a conscious way). In a statement about the set of prints the artist notes that the juxtaposition of title and image, and of illustration (taken from the science magic book source) and hand painted gesture "imply cause and effect, triggering a psychological drama within". Some of the images seem very feminist, in that they show female figures in controlling positions within the overall narrative of the image. The suite shows how an artist can combine a found or ready-made source with their own work to produce images with a certain psychological complexity.
Associated Objects
Collection
Accession Number
E.341:2-2007

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record createdAugust 24, 2007
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