In 1987 Charles Booth-Clibborn invited Wiszniewski to work on a solo project, the original idea had been to produce a work based on the life of Tristram Tzara and the other Surrealists poets but this was abandoned. Wiszniewski opted to produce a wordless pictorial narrative that told a tale of man finding a strange object in a box and setting out to discover its purpose. He drew directly onto the lino blocks with felt tip pen, completing all the works in a single day. The work is dedicated to his son Max who was born in 1987. The published edition has no text but the artist inscribed one copy with a short narrative and titled the work Lamp-Light and gave it to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (www.natgalscot.ac.uk).
The works were published in 1988 by Charles Booth-Clibborn under his imprint The Paragon Press and printed by Vivien Hendry in an edition of 100.
Contemporary Art in Print, Scottish National Gallery of Modern and The Paragon Press, 1995, texts by Jeremy Lewison, Duncan Macmillan and Patrick Elliott
- Accession Number P5586/22
- Dimensions 26.5 X 21 CM
- Media LINOCUT
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