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Green Etching

Kim Lim, Green Etching, 1969

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Green Etching was created by Kim Lim in 1969 and is one of five limited edition prints generously made available by the estate of the artist in support of Tate.

From her studies at the Slade onwards, Kim Lim was equally committed to sculpture and printmaking. Her concerns in her sculptural practice, privileging space, rhythm and light over volume and weight, were mirrored in her explorations as an accomplished print-maker. The two influenced each other, with print-making allowing her to reveal in two-dimensions that which is impossible in the three-dimensional object and visa versa. For example, organic, circular forms in her etchings of the late 1960s and early 1970s were later reflected in a large commission in stone, Spiral III, 1983. In Ladder Series, 1972, Lim uses line and repetition on the etching plate to create ‘ladder’ shapes through negative space on paper. These ‘ladder’ shapes can be seen in her wooden sculpture series, Intervals, 1973, which similarly reveal the value of negative space. The physicality of the wood block or etching plate itself refers back to sculpture; the process of print-making allowing Lim’s vision to transcend mass and push beyond material permanence.

Kim Lim’s sculptures and prints are on display in Tate Britain until 5 March 2021.
  • Artist Kim Lim
  • Artwork Green Etching
  • Dimensions 59 x 57.7 cm
  • Material Etching on paper
  • Edition 4 of 20
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Kim Lim’s (b. Singapore, 1936 -1997) early years were spent in Singapore and Malaysia. At age seventeen, she travelled to London to pursue an education in fine art. In 1954, she enrolled at St Martin’s School of Fine Art where she studied under Anthony Caro. Two years later, she transferred to the Slade where she studied sculpture and print-making, taught by the etcher Anthony Gross and lithographer Stanley Jones.

Lim exhibited throughout her career, including being the only female artist exhibited at the Hayward Annual in 1977 and part of the all-female committee at the Second Hayward Annual II in 1978. Her work is part of public collections around the world including Nagaoka Museum of Modern Art, Japan; Tate, UK; National Museum of Art, Singapore; Fukuyama City Museum, Japan; Arts Council of Great Britain, UK and Middelheim Museum, Belgium. Solo exhibitions of Lim’s work include Tate, UK; National Museum of Art, Singapore; Museum of Modern Art Oxford, UK; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK and Camden Arts Centre, UK.
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Unframed prints and small works:
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Rest of world – £180 each
 
Please note that some 3D artworks require bespoke shipping quotes, including Phyllida Barlow's Catch, 2016 and Taryn Simon's Anthem, 2015.
 

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Here’s more information on refunds & returns.

Delivery & returns

Delivery times

We aim to deliver shop products within:

UK – 1-2 weeks

Europe – 2-4 weeks

Rest of world – 2-4 weeks

Delivery costs

We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £50. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

For orders under £50:

UK – £3.60 per order

Europe – £12 per order

Rest of world – £28 per order

Limited editions

Due to the nature of our Limited Edition artworks, Tate offers rates for packaging materials to sufficiently protect the works and a fully insured, door-to-door courier service, for both UK and international shipping.

Unframed prints and small works:
UK – £30 each
Europe – £120 each
Rest of world – £150 each
 
Framed works and 3D objects:
UK – £50 each
Europe – £150 each
Rest of world – £180 each
 
Please note that some 3D artworks require bespoke shipping quotes, including Phyllida Barlow's Catch, 2016 and Taryn Simon's Anthem, 2015.
 

Wine

Our collection of wines is only available for delivery in the UK. We currently offer free delivery on orders over £100, using a specialist white glove service within the M25 area.

UK only – £20 per order

Please note that our wines can only be purchased by those aged 18 years and over. Customers will be asked to provide proof of age upon delivery.

Here’s more information on delivery.

Refunds & returns

Please contact our customer service team within 45 days if you need to return anything from your order. We will be happy to offer you a full refund, replacement or exchange on any items excluding custom prints and pierced earrings.

Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund any delivery charges or cover the cost of returning the item. You can contact our customer service team by email at: shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.45–18.00).

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