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Original is kept in a wooden frame. A Chinese seal and monogram (CFJ?); Original is kept in a wooden frame. A Chinese seal and monogram (CFJ?) From Mr. Herold: "The basic story is that (Yellow Cat) was one of a series of experiments to explore the power of single words and short phrases/ideas as in East Asian calligraphic practice. It is on a high rag content paper I found in an overlooked corner of a paper merchant and used for many works in the 1970s and 80s. 8.5 x 11 inches, 16 pound substance, 505 rag and highly sized and polished. The Fishtown cat Gritty traveled with me a lot , and especially to Bellingham's Southside where I helped Paul hansen set up Bank Books in 1971-72. In the apartments above the Bank Bookstore one of the crusty old guys like my "Yaller Cat" and was interesting company. Paul hansen remembers his name but I no longer do. I liked the power and flow of the words ans so made a finished piece out of it. The seal is lkiely not my work (Paul Hansen's?) as we
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