According to des Esseintes.

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Primary Artist

Imants Tillers (1950–)

Title

According to des Esseintes.

Physical description

A set of five prints

Date made

1976

Category

Print

Print type

intaglio

Technique

etching and aquatints, printed in black ink, each from one plate

Text printed from matrix

No imprint.

Matrix size

18.0 x 25.7 cm (plate-mark (a))

Edition information

edition of 30

Production notes

This series was a collaborative work by Baldessin and Tillers. Baldessin produced the upper plate in each print and Tillers the lower plate. The artists worked on a pair of companion plates for the first print in the series when they were both living in Paris. When Tillers moved to Vence, in the south of France, the artists continued to work independently on their plates mailing them to each other. The plates were then printed in Nice. (Ref: Dianne Beevers 'George Baldessin 1939-1978' and 'According to Des Esseintes' in 'Artemis' (Newcastle Region Art Gallery) 1978, pp.3-11) 'The George Baldessin and Imants Tillers collaborative prints, 'According to des Esseintes' 1976, have been documented (in numerous sources) as including photo-etching. Imants said that he didnÂ’t do any photo-etching and just worked in a very meticulous way. Jennifer Slatyer also spoke with Tess (George BaldessinÂ’s widow) who said they had always assumed that Imants was the one doing the photo-etching. According to Imants and Tess it should definitely be: etching and aquatint." (Ref: email from Deborah Hart 18/5/06 file 98/0334 and 96/0269)

Country of context

Australia

Legacy id

14253

Creators

BALDESSIN, George | (1939–1978) Australian | Italian | Male | artist

Tillers, Imants. | (1950–) Australian | Male | artist

Impressions

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Collection

National Gallery of Australia | 77.407.1-5

State

published state

Impression

1/30

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