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Meneeley, Edward. IBM Drawings. New York (Teuscher Editions) 1966.  (Teuscher Editions, 2).  All prints initialled and dated by the artist.  Folio number 10 from a total edition of 15. [45865]

Meneeley, Edward.  Portraits: People and Objects. New York (Teuscher Editions) 1968. (Teuscher Editions, 3). All prints initialled and dated (1967) by the artist.  Folio number 10 from a total edition of 15. [45864]

Edward Meneeley. IBM Drawings.  New York (Teuscher Editions) 1966.  Title page.

Edward Meneeley. IBM Drawings. New York (Teuscher Editions) 1966. Print.

In 1959, a machine called the Xerox 914 introduced electrostatic photo-mechanical document duplication to commercial users.  Photocopying—as the technique quickly became known—revolutionized the ways in which texts and images could be reproduced and circulated.  Artists were quick to take notice.  Edward Meneeley, a young painter and photographer living in New York City, was among the first to explore the photocopy as a fine-art print medium. [click to continue…]

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