Print: Offset lithograph
27 x 20.6 cm (10 5/8 x 8 1/8 inches)
Date: 1982

The Vogels met Lucio Pozzi in 1971 at the artist-run 55 Mercer Gallery. As their relationship grew, the couple visited Pozzi’s studio at least once a month, eventually acquiring over four hundred of his works. For Pozzi, the physical, emotional, and psychological process that goes into the creation of the work of art holds equal importance to the final product. In this untitled offset lithograph, he mixed the printing inks in the tray of the rotary press to create the color gradient in each piece, yielding an infinite number of chromatic variations for each print in what he called a “printing performance.”

All works by Lucio Pozzi
RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design
Accession: 2009.59.24
  • The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Rhode Island. RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island, July 20, 2012 – December 2, 2012.

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