Guy Diehl
Still Life with David’s Death of Marat, 1993
15 color lithograph
22 x 34.5 in. (paper: 30 x 44.5)
edition of 75

Still Life with David’s Death of Marat was printed at Magnolia Editions in Oakland, CA on a flatbed transfer press. Each of the 15 runs was drawn separately by Guy Diehl on translucent mylar. The drawings were transferred to plates via contact exposure. The prints were pulled individually, one color run (or rainbow) at a time. After a proofing session, where various color changes were tried, the artist selected a right to print which was used as the standard for the edition. The artist continued to make changes and refinements and added more runs to the print during the editioning. Three rainbow rolls were employed to produce subtle color shifts in the background gradation.