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Frank STELLA

United States of America born 1936

Ambergris 1993
Collection Title: the 'Moby Dick deckle edges' series 1993
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, intaglio, relief, stencil colour lithograph, etching, aquatint, relief, engraving, screenprint printed from 30 runs from 19 aluminum plates, 7 screens, and 1 assembled plate made from 1 magnesium base plate and 43 irregularly shaped copper plates. Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: trial proof IX/12
Edition: edition of 32: plus 9AP; 12TP; RTP; PPI; PPII; ECimp.; TGLimp.; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1993

Edition Notes: A 53 colour lithograph, etching, aquatint, relief, engraving, screenprint printed from 19 aluminium plates. seven screens and one assembled plate made from one magnesium base plate and 43 irregularly shaped copper plates. Collaboration and project supervision by Kenneth Tyler. Papermaking by Tom Strianese and Robert Meyer. Pre work for continuous tone lithography by Tyler. Plate preparation, processing, proofing and edition printing by John Hutcheson and Kevin Falco. Screen preparation by Michael Mueller, proofing and edition printing by Mueller assisted by Scott Lewis. Magnesium plate preparation by Tyler and Swan Engraving, reworking and proofing of magnesium plates by Anthony Kirk assisted by Kathy Cho, Brian Maxwell, Susan Hover and Christopher Creyts. Copper plate preparation and processing by Kirk assisted by Cho, Maxwell, Hover and Creyts. Preparation of assembled plate by Kirk, Cho, Maxwell, Hover, Creyts and Yasuyuki Shibata. Proofing and edition printing by Kirk, Cho, Maxwell, Hover and Shibata. Shaped paper cutting by Henry McGee, Mueller and Lewis.
Primary Insc: recto: signed and dated lower centre, pencil "F.Stella '93"
Secondary Insc: recto: inscribed lower centre, pencil "TP IX"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower left corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "FS92-2054" [vertically]
Dimensions: sheet 104.0 h x 132.5 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1993; Axsom (2016), 217.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.790.7
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