[Pittsburgh]: Monument Press, (1974). Limited edition, #42 of 50. Portfolio of loose prints. Folio. [14 unpaginated leaves]. Fine in a very good portfolio. Portfolio folder is bound in white buckram over boards with Scissors print reproduced on front panel in black and silver. Some minor yellowing to exterior cloth.
A suite of 10 boldly printed linoleum cuts by American artist George Nama, each depicting an ordinary household object constrained from its normal function by wire or cord binding the critical part of the object. The prints are titled: Clothes Pin, Iron, Plug, Fan, Lipstick, Clothes Hanger, Faucet, Safety Pin, Whistle, and Scissors. Each print is individually titled, numbered, dated, and signed in pencil by Nama. The individual prints measure approximately 13.5" x 18.75" each.
Fifty copies of this suite were printed at the Monument Press in Pittsburgh on Arches cover stock, and this is copy #42. All copies were touched by hand with watercolor by the artist. The linoleum cuts were printed from the blocks by pressmen Arthur Bilinski and Michael Karscig. Nama has additionally signed and numbered the limitation leaf in red pencil.
Nama's work has been included in important exhibitions, galleries, and public collections, such as The Morgan Library, the Boston Athenæum, The Metropolitan Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and the Carnegie Institute.
A scarce portfolio with only 2 institutional holdings located in OCLC as of 12/3/2020.