Pet Stains

Al Taylor’s Pet Stains series originating from observations made during a stay in a corner flat at a 4-way street crossing on top of a hill in Montmartre, Paris. Spending much of his time on the balcony observing life on the streets below, Taylor became fascinated by the large number of dogs marking their territory in the neighbourhood. He noticed that due to the uneven streets sloping down the hill, the direction the urine would take was very unpredictable. Intrigued by the liquids’ alternation, Taylor started to create drawings by slightly moving puddles of ink on pieces of paper, making the ink run in seemingly random and uncontrolled ways. In the prints from the Pet Stains series, he invented possible names for the dogs responsible for the puddles and created subtle connections by only naming them in pairs: e.g. Tom and Jerry, Ike and Tina. In a strange way, the prints are reminiscent of old maps, maybe of forgotten battlefields.

Al Taylor

Dog Fight (Jerry, Jet, Cigarette, etc.), 1991

Price on request
Print technique
Drypoint Line etching Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Dimensions
Paper size 101 x 69 cm – Plate size 80 x 50 cm
Edition
Edition of 20
Registration no
AlT 91 011-1
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Al Taylor

Pet Stains (Kirby, Harley, etc.), 1991

Price on request
Print technique
Drypoint Line etching Spit bite aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Dimensions
Paper size 78 x 54 cm – Plate size 50 x 30 cm
Edition
Edition of 20
Registration no
AlT 91 012-1
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Al Taylor

Pet Stains (Spike, Mess, Bruce, etc.), 1991

Price on request
Print technique
Line etching Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Dimensions
Paper size 78 x 54 cm – Plate size 50 x 31 cm
Edition
Edition of 20
Registration no
AlT 91 013-1
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Al Taylor

Pet Stains (Desmond, Imelda, etc.), 1991

Price on request
Print technique
Drypoint Line etching Spit bite aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Dimensions
Paper size 78 x 54 cm – Plate size 43 x 28 cm
Edition
Edition of 20
Registration no
AlT 91 014-1
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Al Taylor

Pet Stains (Hank, Henry, Dickel, etc.), 1991

Price on request
Print technique
Drypoint Line etching Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Dimensions
Paper size 107 x 68 cm – Plate size 80 x 50 cm
Edition
Edition of 22
Registration no
AlT 91 015-1
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Al Taylor

Pet Stains (Kirby, Harley, etc.), 1991

Price on request
Print technique
Drypoint Line etching Spit bite aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Dimensions
Paper size 78 x 54 cm – Plate size 50 x 30 cm
Edition
Edition of 20
Registration no
AlT 91 012-1
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

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