Not Vital. Kiss. 1996

Not Vital Kiss 1996

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Vital often uses animal and other natural forms in his work, arranging them in surreal configurations. He often turns to lambs or goats, common in both his native village in rural Switzerland and in Agadez, Niger, where he keeps a home. This work is made from an imprint of the actual bodies of two lambs: he painted their fleeces with a printmaking solution, then laid the animals directly onto a large copper etching plate.

Gallery label from Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, July 30–November 10, 2008.
Medium
Aquatint
Dimensions
composition: 27 5/8 x 59 5/8" (70.1 x 151.5 cm); plate: 30 x 60" (76.2 x 152.4 cm); sheet: 34 1/16 x 64" (86.5 x 162.6 cm)
Publisher
Baron/Boisanté Editions, New York
Printer
Harlan & Weaver, New York, New York
Edition
28
Credit
Gift of Baron/Boisanté Editions
Object number
704.1996
Department
Drawings and Prints

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