Holes etching (three holes), Constant, 1961

Holes etching (three holes), Constant, 1961

drypoint, h 494mm × w 595mm More details
© erven Constant/Pictoright

This series of prints with a few so-called ‘holes etchings’ is the most experimental graphic art Constant ever made. The scratched in marks and reserved holes raise associations with charts of solar systems, or maps of imaginary countries. The prints date from the period when Constant was working out his futuristic project New Babylon in graphic art, maquettes, manifestos, and writings.

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