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The artist wrote of this painting that she had 'wanted to make some paintings which had a thin flat surface. A piece of paper, as an object, seemed an obvious choice for the subject of a painting; but paper that had an image of some sort inscribed on its surface seemed more interesting to paint, which resulted in some paintings of Japanese prints. Having found a direct way of painting several scenes, and then wanting to describe the surface as something more fragile than the prints had suggested, a collection of stamps became the subject of the next group of paintings.
oil on canvas
H 189.2 x W 198.1 cm
purchased from Nicola Jacobs Gallery, 1986