Self-portrait With Sneakers, 1971

Serigraph in 13 colors

Edition 100 , 10 Artist's Proofs, 16 One-of a-Kind Variation Proofs numbered I-XVI.

Dental Office Series

Paper Size: 23 x 27¾"

Image Size: 23 x 27¾"

Strathmore Bristol, 2-ply plate finish, 100% cotton rag

Printed at the artist's studio, 130 Greene Street, New York, NY by Clayton Pond

Published by Clayton Pond

Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY

This print is part of the artist's "Dental Office" series. The images came from the artist's fascination with the objects he observed in the dentist's office. This image, while seemingly abstract, was drawn of the artist's feet while he was seated in the dentist's chair. It was printed in April of 1970 at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles, CA, which was funded by the Ford Foundation and started in 1960 to train lithographers. In 1969 the artist was introduced to June Wayne, Director of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop by his art dealer, Martha Jackson. He was invited by Ms. Wayne to visit the work shop. At the time Tamarind was run by June Wayne, Clinton Adams and Garo Antreasian. Gene Sturman, an artist and friend of Clayton's, was also one of the printers there. These prints of Pond's were among the last made at Tamarind, Los Angeles, before the Ford Foundation support ended and the Tamarind workshop moved to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.

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