An image of Black out print

Bruce Latimer

(Australia 04 Apr 1951 – )

Black out print

Location
Not on display
Further information

Produced in New York, a response to a major blackout in New York in 1977. A spectacular event calling for explosive imagery borrowed from newspapers and my own snaps. Colour photocopying machines were newly available so the 'artist/reporter' was a collaged, colour photocopy fragment.

At the time I was doing screenprints exclusively. I gave it up not long after because of the toxicity of the solvents but also to pursue large scale installations and later painting.

Artist's statement, 2006

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2006

Place of origin
New York, New York, United States of America
Year
1977
Media
Print, Collage
Medium
colour screenprint, printed on heavy white wove paper with colour Xerox collage
Dimensions
76.5 x 55.5 cm image/sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. corner, white ink "... Bruce Latimer ... 1977 ...".

Credit
Purchased 1978
Accession number
213.1978
Copyright
© Bruce Latimer