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Topaz, from the series Oxygems

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The Torreano "Oxygem" series is full of ironies in its emphatic use of wood grain textures to depict polished, faceted gems. The artist used scissors to cut veneers of ash and mahogany which were them glued to plywood blocks. This allowed him to orient the grain in multiple directions. The...

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Inscription

Numbered, signed, and dated lower right in graphite pencil: A. P. 9 Torreano '90 Verso lower left in graphite pencil [publisher's numbering]: 89.473B

Marks

Lower left, chop of Solo Impression

Provenance

Gil Einstein (New York); to Robert and Barbara Wheaton (Concord, MA); their gift to MFA, December 12, 2007.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Bradford and Barbara Ketcham Wheaton

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

1989

Catalogue Raisonné

Solo Impression stock no. 89.473B

Dimensions

Sheet: 74.6 x 91.5 cm (29 3/8 x 36 in.)

Accession Number

2008.6

Medium or Technique

Color woodcut with embossing

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