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83 x 66 1/2 in. (210.82 x 168.91 cm)

Charles Arnoldi (Dayton, Ohio, 1946 - )

Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Monoprint on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Brian Vidor in honor of the San Jose Museum of Art's 35th Anniversary
Accession Number: 2003.31.03


Inside Out: Selections from the Permanent Collection, November 20, 2004 - July 9, 2006, New Wing, Second Floor, South Metro A and Central Skylight Galleries, San José Museum of Art.

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Inside Out: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Rahway, named after the East Jersey State Prison, is one of the largest prints Arnoldi ever made and took months of work to complete. He began by carving with a chainsaw the wooden plates that formed the basis of the prints. The plates were inked by hand over the course of several hours and then printed by the printmakers rubbing the backs of the plates with a traditional spoonlike tool. Each panel required up to thirty printings, and after many months passed and the series was still in production, Arnoldi joked that the print shop had become something of an “art prison.”

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