Ancient ArrowheadIan Tyson (b1933)
Limited edition screenprint dating from 1968. It is signed and numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil.
Published by Circle Press as a series of prints which were designed to be ‘foldable’ so they could be framed with or without the accompanying poem. referenced here http://www.circlepress.com/catalogue/poetry-posters/
This work illustrates an ancient Chinese poem by Li Ho (ad 791-817), Ancient Arrow Head, published in a book ‘Poems of Silence’
Tyson was well known for his illustations of poems – a year after this print was made, in 1969 he founded Tetrad Press for the purposes of developing a new relationship between contemporary art and literature.
As mentioned, the work could be framed as is with the poem or could be folded / cropped to just display the print which is signed underneath.
Measurements: sheet size 77 x 51 cm
Condition: Never framed, in great condition
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