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Lot 3

William Pettet (1942-)

William Pettet (1942-)
Lot 3 Details
William Pettet (1942-), American

UNTITLED, 1970 [2842]

Colour lithograph; signed and inscribed: “William Pettet / 2842 Copperplate / deluxe” and numbered 8/20 in pencil verso. Printed by Larry Thomas. The verso with blindstamp of the Tamarind Institute workshop blue chop mark.

Sheet 18 ins x 38 ins; 45.7 cms x 96.5 cms

Estimate $600-$900

Realised: $180
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William Pettet (1942-)
  • William Pettet (1942-)
  • William Pettet (1942-)

Private Collection, Ontario


A print of this edition is in the collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Forth Worth, Texas, Accession Number 1970.100. Their lithograph, annotated with the same information on the verso, is part of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop Collection. Founded by artist June Wayne in Los Angeles in 1960, the Tamarind Lithography Workshop was an effort to revitalize the printmaking medium of lithography as a fine art in the United States.

Through artist residencies and fellowships, Tamarind trained a pool of master artisan-printers in the United States and offered visiting artists of diverse styles an opportunity to learn and work with the medium. The program, now known as the Tamarind Institute, continues today at the University of New Mexico.

The Carter’s Tamarind Lithography Workshop Collection includes a copy of every print made at the workshop from 1963 through 1970, totaling more than 2,500 lithographs.


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