CHOOK CHOP MARK.
All prints, printed by Fred Genis are embossed with his trademark, a blind stamp of a ‘chook’, at lower right, unless otherwise stated.
‘At Tamarind (workshop in Los Angeles in 1967) I needed a Chop Mark. Most printers used two letters but I wanted something different. I like chooks so I thought: Why not a chook? My name of endearment for my wife, Rina Genis is ‘Kipje’ which translates into ‘Chick’ in Dutch. That’s how I have a little chook chop mark’.
From ‘Imprint’ Magazine Volume 45 number 2, June2010, Titled ‘Fred Genis: Master Printer by Akky Van Ogrop – Art historian/ Curator.