Black Page 41

Description of work

This printed 'blackness' is from a paperback edition of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, (Penguin Books, London, 1967; 1988 reprint). In this version the black page falls on page 61. The collage, measuring 114 x 69mm, is cut to fit from the centre of the 'text area' 145 x 88mm. The poor quality paper of this edition has discoloured considerably in the twenty or so years since it came off the press, however, in this 'detail' of the page, any optical deterioration is obscured by the density of ink.'