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With a little help from his friends, at day break on 7th August 1974, the French genius Philippe Petit stepped out from the 110th floor onto a wire and walked between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre in New York. He passed across eight times, at one point pausing to lie on his back and at another, to hang by his heels, performing his amazing feat with a smile upon his face.

Some people, not many, will voluntarily take on the incredible balancing act of walking a high wire. Yet many people, without volunteering, find themselves upon a high wire, attempting some other impossible balancing act. If you are on a high wire and cannot raise a smile then I would say that it is high time to get down!

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This print is pulled from a relief plate cut from rubber, a variation of letterpress, akin to linoprinting. The completed edition made 6 copies. The print is on a sheet measuring 11x13 inches (280x330). The image has a two and a half inch (62mm) margin all round with an extra half inch at the bottom. I can trim the print to your order if required. All materials are of high quality and should present no keeping difficulty.

Materials used:

oil-based printing inks, cartridge paper

walking in the air (2017)


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This artwork is sold by Peter Long from United Kingdom

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Peter Long

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