James ROSENQUIST, Sky hole Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1933

Sky hole 1989
Collection Title: the "Welcome to the Water planet" series 1989
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, paper pulp, planographic, collage paper pulp and colour lithography Support: white, wove, handmade, handcoloured, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: colour trial proof 2
Edition: edition of 56: plus 11AP; 2TP; 3CTP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1989

Edition Notes: Papermaking by Tom Strianese, Paul Imboden and John Fulton. Image stencils hand-cut and wood/ plastic jig construction by Michael Mueller, Fulton and Jim Lefkowitz. Paper colouring by artist assisted by Strianese, Imboden and Kenneth Tyler. Plate preparation, processing, proofing and edition printing by Lee Funderburg. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Fulton, Lefkowitz, Eric Ting and Kathy Cho. 33 colour coloured pressed paper pulp work with lithograph collage elements adhered. First, one newly made white base sheet was uniquely coloured by the artist with the following dyed pulp colours applied by spraying with a pattern pistol through hand-cut plastic stencils: yellow, green-grey, black, light blue, orange, red, brown-green, titianium white and blue. The paper was pressed and dried. The following colours were each printed from an aluminum lithography plate for the collage elements: (small top element) red, blue-grey, dark brown; (large top element) yellow, red, black; (bottom element) red-brown, brown, blue, red, dark brown; (left flower element) pink, yellow, red, dark green, brown; (left background element) blue-green; (right background element) blue-green; (small background element) blue green. After printing, the collage elements were cut and adhered to the paper pulp using archival adhesive.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right corner, white pencil "James Rosenquist 1989"
Secondary Insc: titled lower left corner, white pencil "Sky Hole" inscribed lower left corner, white pencil "color trial / 2/3
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "JR88 970" verso: inscribed lower left corner, purple pen "3/7/89 / #3" [diagonal]
Dimensions: comp and sheet 260.8 h x 148.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Tyler Graphics Documentation (1989)
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.387.2
Image rights: © James Rosenquist/VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy