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City Lights (Prophet with No Tongue)

Artist
Mary Lovelace O'Neal, American, born 1942
Printer
Brandywine Workshop , PA, Philadelphia
Publisher
Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia
Date
1988
Material
Offset lithograph and screenprint
Printed in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Collages & montages, prints
Current Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet (irregular): 28 1/8 × 32 1/8 in. (71.4 × 81.6 cm)
framed: 33 5/8 × 37 1/8 × 2 in. (85.4 × 94.3 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line
The Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Collection, Gift of Ronald and Monique Ollie
Rights
© Mary Lovelace O'Neal
Object Number
177:2017
NOTES
This print is constructed of cut paper inked with colors that evoke a city skyline. The deep blue is punctuated by bright pinks and yellows—evidence of bright lights in a bustling metropolis—and the irregular shape evokes a silhouetted cityscape. Mary Lovelace O’Neal worked primarily as a painter until 1984, when Robert Blackburn invited her to his printmaking studio. Captivated by the print medium, she created this work at the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia in 1988.
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