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Liza Lou (American, b.1969)
Woven
2016
Lithograph
Edition of 28
Signed, titled and numbered in pencil
Sheet: 28 x 22 inches (71.12 x 56 cm)
Price on request

Lithograph printed in Handschy Proofing Black ink, a fine, fresh impression of the only state, the full sheet, printed on 140lb High White Arches watercolor paper, with margins, hand-signed, titled and numbered in pencil by the artist, executed in an edition of only 28 examples (there were also 3 numbered Artists Proofs, 3 numbered Hors Commerce proofs, 2 numbered Printers Proofs, 1 Center for Contemporary Printmaking proof (CCP), 1 annotated Bon à tirer proof and 8 unique and annotated Color Trial Proofs), printed by Deb Chaney at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk and Deb Chaney Editions, Brooklyn, published by World House Editions, Middlebury, Connecticut, in very fine condition, unframed.

Exhibited:

New York, International Print Center New York, Idols and Impossible Structures: New Prints 2017/Winter, 19 January - 01 April 2017 (another example).

Literature:

Hanley, Sarah Kirk.  "Edition Reviews A-Z: Liza Lou," article in Art in Print, Volume 6, Number 6, March-April 2017, pp.14-15, illustrated (this example).
 
Roznoy, Cynthia.  "Liza Lou, Deb Chaney and Woven," article in Journal of the Print World, Volume I, Number 1, January 2017, p.16, illustrated (another example).

Notes:

For Woven, Liza Lou commissioned a cloth to be woven out of silver beads in Durban, South Africa. Once the cloth was in her Los Angeles studio, the artist laid a sheet of heavy Mylar over the weaving and then traced over every bead using a needle-thin drafting pen.  She has said of the process, “In tracing the weaving, I circled the perfection and imperfection of every anonymous stitch. The incongruity and the wobble of my hand became part of it, too, holding hands across the miles.”  
 
The image size of this work is 12 x 10 inches (30.48 x 25.4 cm).
 
Please also note an example from this edition was acquired by a private collection as a promised gift to Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts.