Support: White Rives BFK paper
Sheet: 92.9 x 66.2 cm (36 9/16 x 26 1/16 in.); Image: 90.1 x 65 cm (35 1/2 x 25 9/16 in.)
© Polly Apfelbaum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Gift of 25 members of the Print Club of Cleveland's 2012 Boston Trip 2012.466
Catalogue raisonné: Tamarind 07-308
In addition to prints, Polly Apfelbaum has created large-scale installations that feature patterned flowers such as those seen here.
This print exemplifies Polly Apfelbaum’s interest in bright, saturated colors and repeated patterns. The artist finds inspiration in popular culture, using simple forms that draw from a wide range of sources—here, typographical characters called dingbats. The work’s title refers to a road sign that Apfelbaum repeatedly passed while she was working at the Tamarind Institute, a lithographic print shop in New Mexico. There, she used a rainbow roll—an ink roller with multiple blended colors—to produce the print’s vivid tonality.
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