Joan Jett Mono-Print - 04-2019
Each Joan Jett portrait is printed over a test print creating a unique and on-of-kind artwork. This photo is a from an early-80's Cleveland newspaper clipping reviewing her show at (I think) the Euclid Tavern.
Test prints are artifacts of the screen-printing process. Their original function varies from sampling the tone or opacity of ink, verifying registration or to simply clear ink from the screen at the end of the screen.
Because these prints begin their lives as by-products they are not treated as precious items. In addition to ink, these prints are accented by dirt, bent corners, footprints, beer spills and sundry other accidental imperfections that all add to the overall composition of the final mono-print.