Emancipation Approximation; Plate 15
signed with the artist's initials, numbered and dated 'XXI / XXV KW 2000' (on the reverse)
screenprint on paper
4378 x 3378in. (111.5 x 86cm.)
Executed in 2000, this work is number twenty-one from an edition of twenty plus five artist's proofs

The complete portfolio of Emancipation Approximation is in the permanent collection of Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York.
mo-artgallery, Amsterdam.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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