United States of America born 1933

Where the water goes 1989
Collection Title: the "Welcome to the Water planet" series 1989
Title Notes: 009-000
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, collage, paper pulp colour lithograph, collage, pressed paper pulp Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper; white, wove, machine mould made, Rives BFK paper
Impression: trial proof
Edition: edition of 32: plus 10AP; TP; RTP; PPI; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1989

Edition Notes: 26 colour, coloured pressed paper pulp work with lithography collage elements adhered. First, one newly made white base sheet was uniquely coloured by the artist with the following dyed pulp colours applied with ladles and by spraying with a pattern pistol through hand-cut plastic stencils: pink, green, black, dark blue, light blue, magenta, cerulean blue, titanium white and yellow. The paper was then pressed and dried. The following colours were each printed from an aluminium lithography plate for the collage elements: (bird element) blue-green, transparent black, brown; (large face element) brown, red, blue, dark brown; (drain element) black; (shell element) blue-black; (sink element) transparent red-black; (top element) black. After printing, the collage elements were cut and adhered to the paper pulp using archival adhesive. Papermaking by Tom Strianese, Paul Imboden and John Fulton. Image stencils hand-cut by Strianese, Imboden, Fulton, Michael Mueller and Henry McGee. Paper colouring by the artist assisted by Strianese, Imboden, Fulton and Kenneth Tyler. Plate preparation, processing, proofing and edition printing by Lee Funderburg and John Hutcheson assisted by Fulton. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Fulton, Lefkowitz and Mueller.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right corner, pencil "James Rosenquist". not dated
Secondary Insc: entitled lower right corner, pencil "Where the water goes" inscribed lower left corner, pencil "Trial proof"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, purple pen "#16 / 11.2.8" verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "JR88-968"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 260.8 h x 147.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1989.
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.399
Image rights: © James Rosenquist/VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy