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Michael ROTHENSTEIN Jags (from 'Violence')  (1973)

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Woodcut and photo-screenprint Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. Limited edition print numbered 7/7

Minor age markings and handling creases, mainly away from the image. A very rare print

From the display caption for this print in the Tate Gallery, September 2004: As 'Jags' demonstrates, one of Rothenstein's innovations was to make relief prints from found wooden objects. Here he used a section of wooden crate to print the main body of the image. He set a photograph of a car-transporter 'in the gap between the teeth'. Rothenstein's intention was to make a statement about the 'violently broken wood' and the violence which the car does 'to the countryside'.

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