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Light Bulb and Hand, November 1968

Betty Goodwin
Canadian, 1923 - 2008
etching, open bite, and lift-ground on wove paper
48.6 x 52.2 cm; plate: 27.8 x 33.7 cm
Gift of Betty and Martin Goodwin, Montreal, 1999
National Gallery of Canada (no. 40273)
© Betty Goodwin

Prints by Jasper Johns that incorporated handprints and light bulbs may have been the prototype for this image. It may also relate to Goodwin's early interest in developing a photo-etching technique which required a suspended light to transfer an image onto a photo-sensitized plate.

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