Frank STELLA, The funeral (dome) Enlarge 1 /1

On display on Level 2

Frank STELLA

United States of America born 1936

The funeral (dome) 1992
Collection Title: the 'Moby Dick domes' series 1992
Title Notes: 006-024
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio, relief colour etching, aquatint, relief, engraving printed from one assembled plate, made from one dome shaped magnesium plate and one rectangular magnesium plate with circular cutout and four irregularly shaped aluminium plates; hand dyed paper Support: white, wove, handmade, handcoloured, shaped TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: artist's proof 5
Edition: edition of 23: plus 6 artist's proofs; 3 trial proofs; working proof; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; archive copy
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1992

Edition Notes: A 23 colour etching, aquatint, relief, engraving printed from one assembled plate, made from one dome shaped magnesium plate and one rectangular magnesium plate with circular cutout and four irregularly shaped aluminium plates. Before printing, the white, shaped paper was dampened and handcoloured with dyes and sprayed through a stencil. Preparation and design of dome-shaped paper mould and papermaking processes by Kenneth Tyler and Lee S. McDonald. Papermaking and paper colouring by Tom Strianese and Jed Marshall. Magnesium plate preparation by Tyler and Swan Engraving. Reworking and proofing of magnesium plates by Anthony Kirk assisted by Kathy Cho, Brian Maxwell and Doug Humes. Edition printing by Cho assisted by Maxwell and Humes.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right corner, pencil "F. Stella '92"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "A.P.V"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "FS87-901" verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "2/20/91 PM / 60 / 15 / 75/25 / BL / Printed 5/13/92" [vertically]
Dimensions: comp and sheet 186.8 h x 134.6 w x 12.4 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1992; Axsom (2016), 202
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.835.1