"Black and the Red III" (1994)

"Black and the Red III," 1994
Handprinting and printed collage on paper; 22 panels, each approximately 19 1/2 x 96 1/2 inches. Installation view: Malmö Konsthall, Sweden. Photo by David Reynolds.
© Nancy Spero, courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York.

"When I showed ‘Black and the Red III’ in Malmö, Sweden, it was a continuum- a band- all around the gallery...seeing this huge space in the gallery in Malmö, I just took a deep breath and I put the paper around in a single band. Then I continued along, printing on the wall like a trompe l’oeil to reiterate the images in the work printed on paper that I had push-pinned to the wall. I literally took the rhythm and the images from ‘Black and the Red III’ and continued that on the wall."

- Nancy Spero

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