Unpag. artist's book (24 leaves) containing short bits of text and silhouette-style silkscreens on a variety of paper colors and stocks, including some transparent overlays, including shadows of plants, furniture, and an assortment of figures. Oblong 8vo. Orig. printed wrpps. Antwerp (Guy Schraenen) 1974. Numbered edition of 270, signed in pencil by the artist and the printer to the justification page. Lourdes Castro was a founding member of the KWY artist group, along with Renè Bértholo, which published a quarterly journal of contemporary art. Their core group included Christo, Jan Voss, António Costa Pinheiro, José Escada, and João Vieira Gonçalo Duarte. Although Castro worked at times in various artistic styles, beginning around 1962 she started working with shadows by projecting silhouettes directly on canvas and drawing only the outlines. She created a series of portraits of her acquaintances and of famous figures from paintings. Castro also occasionally experimenting with projecting shadows of other objects, and with shadow theatre. As of February 2016, WorldCat locates five holdings in the United States. (Inventory #: 48420)
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