Jonathan Lasker - Editions & Works on Paper New York Monday, October 24, 2022 | Phillips
  • Michael Domberger of Edition Domberger GmbH on how he, Robert Feldman and Jonathan Lasker printed Born Yesterday:   


    On many of my visits to N.Y. Bob took me along on one of his Artist Studio visits. Jonathan was one of them. In his studio we saw the almost finished original Painting of Born Yesterday. Like so many times before Bob ask me, “you want to print it?” Since I never said NO, I had a new job. Back home we started to find out how to get this done. We knew that we had to work on linen, but we needed help for the yellow background, and decided to use a “Auto Body Shop” for it (more specifically spray paint used on damaged cars), and it worked just perfect. There was no screenprinting machine available in the size we needed, so we decided to ask a company who produced screenprinting machines for the glass industry. We were lucky, because they had just finished a new press and invited us to print these 2 colors (red and black) we needed. Jonathan came to watch the printing job. He couldn't believe how fast and without any difficulties this huge printing job was finished and how beautiful it looked. The prints were sent to New York and Jonathan hand painted two more color spots and finally Bob had the stretcher frame made to finish this unusual Production. 

    • Provenance

      Parasol Press, Ltd., New York
      Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne


Born Yesterday

Screenprint and handpainted additions over airbrushed auto body shop lacquer in colors, on stretched linen.
76 1/2 x 100 5/8 in. (194.3 x 255.6 cm)
Signed, dated and numbered 'AP 6/15' in black ink on the reverse (an artist's proof, the edition was approximately 25), published by Parasol Press, Portland and New York.

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