Linocuts from the Grosvenor School
Printed from 1 block in permanent blue on bufff oriental laid tissue.
The first EP, printed in permanent blue only. The second EP sees the introduction of emerald green and spectrum red into the image. The early EPs are notable for the airflow lines in the upper background, which are ultimately removed in the final editioned version of 60 impressions.
This print was inspired by Malcolm Campbell's 'Bluebird', the record-breaking aerodynamic speed machine which reached 246 miles per hour at Dayton Beach, Florida, in February, 1931.
Stephen Coppel, Linocuts of the Machine Age - Claude Flight and the Grosvenor School, Scolar Press and the National Gallery of Australia, 1995 (CEP 43).