Ding Dong Daddy #9 Loven

William Walmsley and William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)1967

Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

His introduction to lithography at Florida State University coincided with an explosion of interest in the graphic arts. Lines of hierarchy were distinct, however, with some artists—even a few Walmsley met in his new university position—reluctant to consider printmaking, specifically lithography, worthwhile. “There were tons of bad lithos, and tons of bad paintings. There was bad everything. You can be against bad artists,” Walmsley noted in defense of lithography, “but not against mediums.” Open-minded on the topic, he looked at the crippled press Dr. Bosch was showing him in the Fall of 1962, realized there were no stones, no carborundums, no acids or other chemicals, no gum arabic, and no inks. So while he was mulling over her proposal, he asked her where the rest of the equipment was, and still laughs when he remembers her answer: “What equipment?”

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  • Title: Ding Dong Daddy #9 Loven
  • Creator: William Walmsley, William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
  • Date Created: 1967
  • Provenance: Gift of William and Dorothy Walmsley
  • Medium: Lithograph