One Giant Step For TV, 1981
Serigraph in 10 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 26½"
Gallery Print, 100% cotton rag
Printed at Brand X Editions, 236 West 27th Street, New York, NY by John Fletcher
About this print: This is a bridge piece from the Shuttle Craft series, and a result of the artist's work with NASA. The title refers to the fact that the early Shuttle Craft launches were major television media events, and references the comment made by the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, when he first set foot on the moon.
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]