1928 - 1987
LETTER TO THE WORLD (THE KICK) (F. & S. II.389)
Screenprint in colours, 1986, from Martha Graham, signed in pencil verso, numbered 97/100 (total edition includes 25 artist's proofs), with the printer's blindstamp, Rupert Jasen Smith, with the artist's copyright inkstamp and the publisher's inkstamp verso, Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, Inc., New York, on Lenox Museum Board, framed
sheet: 916 by 914mm 36 by 36in
The full sheet, printed to the edges, in good condition, two linear scuff marks at upper and left sheet edges, a few further scuff marks in the black ink (only visible in a raking light), slight pressure marks at corners associated with hinging, the verso with slight staining and a few small areas of skinning along sheet edges associated with previous hinging, framed.
(The last couple letters of the signature bled, the numbering likely re-traced).
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