Frank STELLA, La penna di hu (black and white) Enlarge 1 /1

On display on Level 2


United States of America born 1936

La penna di hu (black and white) 1988
Collection Title: the 'Italian folktales' series, 1988-89
Title Notes: 005-013
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, intaglio Black and white etching, relief, aquatint printed in one run from one assembled plate made from 33 irregularly shaped plates (20 magnesium, 13 copper) Support: white TGL handmade paper
Impression: right to print
Edition: edition of 42, plus: 4 artist proofs, 2 trial proofs, 4 colour tiral proofs, 2 working proofs, right to print, printers proofs I, printer's proofs II, special proof, archive copy
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1988

Edition Notes: Papermaking: Tom Strianese, Tom DeBolt, and Marcella Morgese. Magnesium plate preparation and processing: Kenneth Tyler and Pete Duchess. Copper plate preparation and processing: Mark Mahaffey. Proofing and edition printing: Mahaffey, Bob Cross, Anthony Kirk, and DeBolt, assisted by John Hutcheson and Jim Lefkowitz. Magnesium and copper plates used to make the assembled plate were cut and mounted on plywood backing by the artist assisted by Tyler, Steve Reeves, Strianese, Rodney Konopaki, Cross, Mahaffey, and Michael Herstand.
Primary Insc: signed and dated in pencil in image l.r. (diagonally): 'F. Stella '88' pencil in image l.r. (diagonally): 'R.T.P.' publisher's chopmark l.r.c. verso: pencil l.l.c.: 'FS87-897'
Dimensions: 197.0 h x 150.8 w cm 197.0 h x 150.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom (2016), 183
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.850
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy