Going through the draft archive
This is some stuff I wrote exactly a year agp, quite possibly on my phone, while visiting the US and Emily:
Not dead yet / photogravure thoughts
Contrary to what it might look like this tumblr is not on hiatus. Still making my way up and down the East Coast, for one more week - then back to Europe.
One of the first shops I’ve visited was Two Palms in NYC. David Lasry was awesome enough to take a chunk of time out his doubtlessly busy day to give me a tour of their shop. (I’ve written about their Woodburytypes earlier).
They were busy working on a new project (Peter Doig), and since I didn’t ask about permission to photograph while in the shop I had to steal above images from online somewhere
Not sure where I was going with this.
Pictured is Chris Ofili, whose work I’ve never particularly enjoyed, BEFORE seeing the prints that form the BLACK KISS suite. Really sweet direct gravures printed chine collé. The prints David let me see were, to my surprise, not perfecly flat but very slightly warped, not sure why and decided not to ask, investigative journalism fail, 0 points BHP. Also the prints were still mad beautiful, so, dunno.
And, since I’m drooling about chine collé prints again, the hands down coolest Ofili prints come from Crown Point Press, see here (pink gampi <3 - WHERE TO BUY?) and here (just linked for colours, not collé).
Think about it