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In this unique print by conceptual photographer Lorna Simpson, a pair of empty dress shoes is juxtaposed with the pedals of an old piano. Simpson's subtle addition of ligh-brown watercolor to the shoes brings to mind the hand-tinting of nineteenth-century photographs, perhaps suggesting a...

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Letterpress text printed in bottom margin: What should fit here is an oblique story about absence, but I can't remember the short version. In graphite, l.l.: 7/53; l.r.: L S '93. Printer's blind stamp, lower left corner of sheet.


Brooke Alexander Editions, NY; from whom purchased November 1997

Credit Line

Lee M. Friedman Fund


Reproduced with permission.



Platemark (left): 73 x 54.5 cm (28 3/4 x 21 7/16 in.) Platemark (right): 73 x 40.5 cm (28 3/4 x 15 15/16 in.) Sheet: 89.9 x 115.7 cm (35 3/8 x 45 9/16 in.) Framed: 95.6 x 121 x 5.1 cm (37 5/8 x 47 5/8 x 2 in.)

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Photogravure from two plates with screenprinted lettering and hand additions in watercolor


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