United States of America born 1936

Pergusa three 1983
Collection Title: the 'Circuits' series 1982-84
Title Notes: 003-100
Materials & Technique: prints, colour relief and woodcut printed from five magnesium plates and two woodblocks. 8 runs: 1 paper pressing; 7 runs from 5 magnesium plates and 2 woodblocks with inlaid irregularly shaped magnesium plates Support: white, wove, handmade, hand coloured TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: lower right corner "[TGL hexagon]"
Impression: artist's proof 12/18
Edition: edition 30, plus 18 AP, 2 TP, 5 CTP, WP, PPI, PPII, A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1983

Edition Notes: A 40 colour (10 dye colours and 30 ink colours) relief, woodcut printed from five magnesium plates and two woodblocks with inlaid irregularly shaped magnesium plates. First, the newley made white pulp base sheet was coloured with the following dyes: yellow, yellow-ochre, red, magenta, light pink, light violet, purple, blue, green and light yellow-green. After the paper was pressed and dried, the printing sequence was as follows: orange, red, magenta, violet, green, grey, and black (woodcut with relief); medium yellow, orange, red, dark magenta, violet, dark green, and blue-black (woodcut with inlay); yellow, red, pink, purple, blue, green, and white (relief, magnesium plate), red and black (relief, magnesium plate); blue (relief, magnesium plate); green (relief, magnesium plate); yellow, orange, red, dark blue, and white (relief, magnesium plate). Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Woodblock preparation by the artist and Kenneth Tyler, with magnesium inlay by Tyler and Bob Cross. Proofing by Reeves, Strianese and Tyler. Edition printing by Reeves and Strianese.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right corner, pencil "F. Stella '82"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "A.P. XII"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "FS.81-588"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 171.4 h x 132.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 575; TGL print documentation, 1983; Axsom (2016), 143.
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.101.3
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy