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Robert Cottingham (American, b.1935)
DON'T WALK
1991
Metal-relief print
Edition of 120
Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil
16 3/4 x 26 inches (42.5 x 66 cm)
Price on request

Three color metal-relief print, a fine, fresh impression of what may be considered the second and final state, the full sheet, printed on hand-made cream white Okawara paper, with margins, signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil by the artist, executed in an edition of 120 examples (there were also 20 numbered artist proofs, 14 numbered HC proofs and at least 2 known Trial Proof impressions inscribed "TP") printed by Joe Wilfer, New York, published by the Madison Print Club, Wisconsin, in fine condition, unframed.

Des Moines, Steven Vail Fine Arts - Project Room, Selective Color in Printmaking, 28 July - 14 December 2011, illustrated on the announcement card (another example)

To be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artists prints, presently being compiled and edited by Donald Taglialatella.

The present work was originally conceived as a three-color woodcut in 1986, however due to the untimely death of printer Chip Elwell in October of 1986, only two proofs in the woodcut medium were pulled that can be located and documented at present.  Furthermore and in another interesting turn of events, Elwell's studio was burglarized shortly after his death and among the items stolen were the original wood blocks for DON'T WALK.  One of the original color proofs was used as a template for the present work, however the image size was shortened from the original size of 9 3/8 x 32 3/8 to the present size of 9 3/8 x 19 3/4 inches.
Also please note that because the 1991 edition was printed on hand-made paper, the size of the sheet varies slighly from each work between 16 3/4 to 17 inches x 25 3/4 to 26 inches.