Clam-shell box with 13 etchings executed in hardground-, softground etching, aquatint, burnishing and photopolymer on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 13
Paper Dimension: 33 x 27 cm
Image Dimension: 20 x 14 cm
Box Dimension: 34 x 29 cm
Price R16900 (excl. VAT)
A portfolio of thirteen original intaglios housed in a clam-shell box is the outcome of a collaboration between Am I Collective and Warren Editions. For this project, Am I Collective took inspiration from the stereotypical and unlucky events in South Africa and used irony to interpret the tales of misfortune. From this, thirteen illustrators depicted thirteen scenarios in the intaglio medium. Hence, this portfolio is titled 13. The illustrators at Am I Collective were responsible for the images. Warren Editions collaborated with each illustrator to translate their image into an intaglio print.
Am I Collective was a studio of diversely talented individuals who each brought their unique creative ability to the table, be it design, illustration or fine art. Warren Editions prints and publishes original fine art prints by emerging and established South African artists.
The illustrators that participated in the project were Christo Basson, Clinton Campbell, Emma Cook, Jean de Wet, Jurgen Goldsmidt, Marna Hattingh, Ian Jepson, Miné Jonker, Kara Leibbrandt, Sindiso Nyoni, Ruan Vermeulen, Elise Wessels and Carmen Ziervogel.
The series combines the intaglio techniques of hardground-, softground etching, aquatint and spitbite aquatint. There is a sleeve with a descriptor to accompany each artwork. The prints make up an edition of 13, 6 Artist’s Proofs, 1 BAT, 2 Printer’s Proofs and 1 Publisher’s Proof.
Each impression is signed and numbered in pencil by the illustrator and bears the chop mark of Am I Collective and Warren Editions in the lower right margin.
Each impression is 14 cm in height by 20 cm in width printed on Zerkall Bütten 250gsm paper, which is 33 cm in height by 27 cm in width. The cover image, designed by Am I Collective, is debossed with foiling. The printers are master printers Zhané Warren and Sara-Aimee Verity. The colophon was printed on a letterpress at The Letterpress Company, and the box was handmade by Tristar. The sleeves are digitally printed on tracing paper 110gsm.
Jean de Wet