Jack Beal, Labor Studio
Medium: Intaglio print: Soft ground, line etching and aquatint
Initial processing and proofing: ca.1980-1981, by Jennifer Melby
Edition pulled: 2004, by Roger Bailey
Ink and paper type: Renaissance black ink on Hahnemuhle bright white
Edition size: 39
Signed: in pencil, lower right
Image Size: 11.875" x 11.875"
Paper Size: 15" x 18"
The Labor Studio was built to accommodate construction of the four 12' x 12' mural paintings Jack created for the U.S. Department of Labor in 1974-1977. The studio housed the four canvases, the five people who worked on them, the many people who posed for the paintings, and the equipment and materials needed for the work. This is a deeply bitten plate with some delicate aquatint areas as well.