Same as in his beginnings he uses images taken from comic books and dots imitating the printing pattern. Nudity is new in his art, suitable to confront the wave of the body shape with a rigorous geometric construction.
These theoretical advances provide as usual an opportunity for printed editions. In association with Tyler Graphics in New York, the artist uses the technique of relief print in which a mechanical preparation of the paper defines depressed areas that will be saved from ink.
The best print of this series is a nude in bust length with blue hair done in 1994 in two states of the same size: 130 x 80 cm image on 147 x 95 cm sheet. It is gradually becoming one of the icons of modern engraving and its prices at auction rise steadily.
The state I is printed in 10 copies plus 6 artist's proofs. The lines are blue and the flatness of the hair is not colored. Serial number 6/10 was sold for $ 320K including premium by Christie's on October 30, 2013.
In the other state the lines are black. The uniformly sky blue hair draws the attention to the head rather than to the breasts, supporting the intention of the artist to provide an image of the modern young woman. This state is edited in 40 copies plus 12 artist's proofs.
The number 23/40 was sold for $ 580K including premium by Christie's on October 24, 2014 over a lower estimate of $ 150K. The 16/40 is estimated $ 300K for sale by Sotheby's in New York on April 20, lot 27.
SOLD for $ 450K including premium