Radcliffe Bailey: Walking In Sugar-Lift

In 1997, Radcliffe Bailey was working on three intaglio prints at Paulson Press. One morning Radcliffe said that he wanted to add a few footprints to one of his images. After a little discussion about the best technique to use, Radcliffe stripped off his shoes and socks and stepped into a dish of inky black sugar-lift, and then he walked across the plate.

Radcliffe's foot prints are visible in his print: Until I Die: Crossing, 1997.  Printed in pale raw-sienna, the footprints are located on both the upper right hand and lower left hand corner of the image.

The most direct approach often yields the best results.

 Radcliffe Bailey,  Until I Die: Crossing , 1997.  Color intaglio print with chine collee color Xerox.

Radcliffe Bailey, Until I Die: Crossing, 1997.  Color intaglio print with chine collee color Xerox.