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Tidal

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Tidal

Artist: Kiki Smith (American, born 1954)
Date: 1998
Medium: photogravure, photolithography and silkscreen
Dimensions:
Sheet (/image): 19 1/4 × 125 13/16 in. (48.9 × 319.6 cm.)
Other (folded): 9 3/4 × 9 11/16 × 1/2 in. (24.8 × 24.6 × 1.3 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc., 1999.3
Accession number: 1999.3
Classification: print
In Collection(s)
Label TextSculptor and printmaker Kiki Smith's book/object Tidal unfolds into a 92-inch long, skinlike paper frieze printed with eight velvet-black and white photogravures of the moon, and moonlit images of the ocean tides. Souce: NEWS May June 1999
InscriptionBox Lid:"I see the moon and the moon sees me" " Kiki Sith 1998"; verso of box: "The LeRoy Neiman Center for Prints Studies/Kiki Smith C. 1998"

verso of panel 13 (collophon): "'TIDAL' was created by Kiki smith at the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University in New York in an edition of 39 with 9 artist's proofs. The moon elements were printed from photogravure plates on Hahemuehle, with this collophon page printed in silkscreen. The wave elements were printed from photolithograhic plates on Kizukishi. The printed elements of the case were silkscreened. This book is dedicated to Katherine Alice and Barry Leva. Special Thanks to Thomas Vu Daniel, Allan Hacklin, Kevin Falco, Tommy White, and Michael Mueller. Also, thanks to Tom Roma, Fred Liang, greg Mahoney, Laura Sellers, Katherine McVety, Ana Garces, Gedi SiBony, Mark Wenger at Colorwheel, and the Astronomy Department of Columbia University. 14 3/9 Kiki Smith:
Edition14/39
entirely unexpected