This work is one of only 12 rare Artist proofs, aside from the regular edition of 75. iIn this playful piece, an eager dog greets a bespectacled man who reads a newspaper titled 'DAILY ARF' Blunt, geometric forms intermingle to illustrate the scene, capturing the energy and comedy for which Red Grooms is known. This work is Plate #43 in the Red Grooms catalogue raisonne, "Red Grooms: The Graphic Work". Here, the artist shares more insights: "The embossing was done by a lovely middle-aged couple. I wish I could remember their names. They seemed to work out of their own living room doing this unusual art form, embossing..." This work is matted and framed with plexiglass. The work itself appears to be in excellent condition; there are areas of scattered stains to mat along bottom and left side - easily replaceable. Measurements: Framed: 22.5 inches by 16.5 inches Full Sheet: 20.75 x 15.5 inches (matted) Catalogue Raisonne Reference: Knestrick, 43 (page 80)
Signature: Pencil signed and dated 1974 lower right; pencil numbered from the edition of only 12 Artist's Proofs.