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Robert Levers created the “Test for Victory the Celebration” plate in 1991 in preparation for his large soft-ground etching of the same title. Levers was testing a new liquid soft ground with a variety of drawing tools that are labeled in the print. They read in reverse, since he wrote directly to the paper over the grounded plate.
Levers died in 1992 soon after signing the edition for “Victory the Celebration.” In 2018, his widow, Mary Lou Levers and Flatbed revisited the beautiful test plate created in 1991 and decided to print a small post-mortum.edition of 20 from it. Mary Lou signed the prints “Levers/MLL” under lower right corner of image.
She titled the print “Test for ‘Victory: The Celebration.’ ” It was printed as a chine colé using Japanese Okawara paper.