Falling from the sky (s.8915)
From the Valley Suite
Medium: Original etching in black and white, 1989, on wove paper, signed by the artist in pencil, and dated, with full margins
Edition: 12/80 – There were also 13 artists proofs and 4 HC’s of each
Reference: Littman “Keith Haring Editions on Paper 1982 – 1990 (Catalogue Raisonee) p.136 – 141)
Note: “The Valley Suite” is a group of etchings by Keith Haring with text by William S. Burroughs. The portfolio consisted of sixteen etchings drawn by the artist in April of 1989, in his New York studio. The author copied the text by hand on sixteen sheets of tracing paper, which were photo-etched onto 10″ x 9″ copper plates and printed in red ink. “The Valley”, is a chapter from the author’s novel, The Western Lands,
The fine art paper was created at Twinracker Handmade Paper in Brookston, Indiana. The 14″x12 1/2″ sheets are white, 160 lb. 100% cotton paper. The watermark contains the initials of the artist and author. The edition was hand-printed at Wellington Studios in London, and each copy is presented in a case constructed by James Currier of Newtown, Connecticut.
Published by: George Mulder Fine Art, London
Printed by: The images were proofed by Maurice Payne from 10″ x 9″ copper plates and printed in black ink.
Size: 320 x 356 mms (Paper size); 225 x 251 mms (Plate size)