About The Artist:
Les Levine was born in Dublin in 1935 and now lives in New York City. He Had over 100 one man shows. Several of these have been in important museums in the United States, Europe, South America and Australia. He is Considered a major precursor to the conceptual movement, He introduced the terms disposable art. software art and camera art and was one of the first artist in the world to use video tape for artistic means. In 1967 Levine won first...
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About The Medium:
The printing process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio (incised) in the metal. In traditional pure etching, a metal (usually copper, zinc or steel) plate is covered with a waxy ground which is resistant to acid. The artist then scratches off the ground with a pointed etching needle where they want a line to appear in the finished piece, exposing the bare metal. The plate is then put through a high-pressure printing press together with a sheet of paper (often moistened to soften it). The paper picks up the ink from the etched lines, making a print.