Plate Distortion III

(American, b. 1981)
(American, b. 1958)
(American, 1996–2016)
Image: 86.4 x 62.2 cm (34 x 24 1/2 in.); Sheet: 111.8 x 85.1 cm (44 x 33 1/2 in.)
© Tauba Auerbach
Edition: edition of 15
Impression: AP IV
Location: not on view
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Tauba Auerbach created Plate Distortion III while working with printer Renee Bott to find a way to fold a copper plate.


For over a decade, Tauba Auerbach has explored systems of representation and three-dimensional space in her prints. Plate Distortion III belongs to a series that she created by folding and bending a thin sheet of copper foil covered in grainy aquatint. The material was then affixed to a sturdier plate and printed, so that the effects of Auerbach’s manipulation became the image itself, referencing the history and experimental potential of printmaking materials and tools.
Plate Distortion III

Plate Distortion III


Tauba Auerbach, Renée Bott, Paulson Bott Press

(American, b. 1981), (American, b. 1958), (American, 1996–2016)
America, 21st century

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