Peter Max Born 1937

The Angels Suite, 1989
Color etching Chine-collé
15 x 19 in (38.10 x 48.26 cm)
Price on Request
Each hand-signed "Max" in pencil lower right margin Limited-edition of 100 numbered in lower left margin Complete suite with all matching edition numbers in the original cloth bound box with gold lettering. Mint condition with full margins. The Museum of Modern Art NY, NY defines the process of these works as follows: A technique, used in conjunction with printmaking processes such as etching or lithography, that results in a two-layered paper support: a tissue-thin paper, cut to the size of the printing plate, and a larger, thicker support paper below. Both the tissue and the support sheet are placed on top of the inked plate and run together through the printing press, sometimes with a thin layer of adhesive between them to reinforce the bond produced through the pressure of the press. The process creates a subtle, delicate backdrop to the printed image. Chine is the French word for China, referring to the fact that the thin paper originally used with this technique was imported from China. In addition to China, paper was also imported from India or Japan. Collé is the French word for "glued."