Inflation Report, 1981
Serigraph in 13 colors
Edition 300 , 30 Artist's Proofs, 30 AP (Publisher's Proofs), 6 PP (Printer's Proofs), 6 HC (Hors de Commerce)
Paper Size: 40 x 30"
Image Size: 40 x 30"
Gallery Print, 100% cotton rag
Printed at Brand X Editions, 236 West 27th Street, New York, NY by John Fletcher
About this print: Dedicated financial news reporting was a growing presence on television during the early 1980s, but it was not all good news. In 1980 inflation reached a high of 14.7%, money market funds paid as much as 17.14% interest, and the thirty-year mortgage lending rate reached 18%.
About this series: The T.V. Series was created as a satire on television and its place in contemporary (1981) American society. Note that in all six images the T.V. is on a pedestal, a place of great importance. Through his collaboration with Master Printer Robert Blanton, of Brand X Editions, the artist explored a variety of new printing techniques. Photographic images were used for the first time by the artist in this series. Line half-tone photo screens were used to simulate the lines on a television screen. As in many of the artist’s works of art, the titles are part of the fun.
© Clayton Pond 1981[mashshare]