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Artwork Close-up: Epitaph for a Whale (1979)

  Epitaph for a Whale , 1979.

Epitaph for a Whale, 1979.

This etching is one of the few works by Yolanda del Riego that depict an animal subject. She created this work in 1979 for a fundraising auction in support of anti-whaling. The Visual Arts Center of Alaska had made a call to its member artists for donations and Epitaph for a Whale was YR’s response to this call.

Technical description: three handsaw-cut zinc plates selectively worked with a blowtorch, etching, chine-collé; printed on Black German Etching paper, 49.5 x 70 cm (approx.19.5" x 27.5"). Limited edition of 15.

An impression of this work is in the collection of the Biblioteca Nacional de España [INVENT/70255].

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