Giant City

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Giant City Print

Year: 1996
Run Size: 25
Part of Set: none
Size: 24x18
Paper: unknown
Print Type: Screen Print
Release Date:

From Supply and Demand, pg. 237:
I made the Giant City print for Helen Stickler for a screening of the documentary she made about me. The print was designed to be placed in the storefront windows of some of Helen’s friends’ shops in New York City, and the postcard-sized images at the bottom were cut out and mailed as invitations to the screening. I was so poor at the time that I couldn’t afford to make real postcards, so I just combined the postcards and the posters onto the same sheet to save money.

Per Helen Stickler:

"The screen was created to produce one print and 3 cards per sheet of paper, and 50 prints were made. Half of those were cut down to the intended print image size, with three postcards separated (and mailed to promote the screening/exhibition -- some of those postcards may still be around). The print with no postcards represents how the image was meant to be seen, and the print containing postcards is the anomaly / variant, when considered in context of Shep's work.

At the time, Shep had been introduced to the idea that full sheets of stickers would be valuable as collectors items, and I believe that's why the 4-image sheets were preserved intact and numbered 1-25. The single prints with no postcards were used to promote the show around NYC & left unsigned, or signed AP w/no edition. Years later, a few remaining prints were found in Shep's San Diego office, and they were given somewhat arbitrary edition numbers before distribution. In total, there should be no more than 25 of the single-image prints, 25 of the "full sheets," and potentially 75 postcards - though I'm sure most of those were trashed and the recipients wish they'd saved them now."

Note: Print size is actually 23 1/8 x 17 1/2.

Related Prints: Giant City No Postcards