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Etching, engraving and offset color
Support: Original pasteboard portfolios. Inside folders of handmade paper and handprinting by Douglass Howell.
Sheet: 25.6 x 32.9 cm (10 1/16 x 12 15/16 in.); Image: 14.9 x 22.5 cm (5 7/8 x 8 7/8 in.)
© Estate of Gabor Peterdi
Alma and Robert D. Milne Fund 1998.184.3
After spending a summer on an island off the coast of Maine, Peterdi was inspired to create this print. The artist explained: “Every morning I went down to the rocky shore searching for the treasures the pregnant ocean deposited there during the night. I watched the fishermen visit their traps, pull up big, green lobsters with terrifying claws. I followed the metamorphosis of these monsters from their virility while they were alive to the hollow, sun-bleached shells lying, like wilted flowers, on the pebble beach.”
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