James ROSENQUIST, Skull snap, state I Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1933

Skull snap, state I 1989
Collection Title: the "Welcome to the Water planet" series 1989
Title Notes: 003-003
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, planographic, collage, paper pulp colour lithograph, relief, pressed paper pulp and collage Support: white wove, handmade, TGL paper; white, wove, machine mould made, Rives BFK paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: colour trial proof 5
Edition: edition of 25: plus 10AP; 6CTP; 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 and Paul Imboden. Image stencils hand-cut and wood/plastic jig construction by Michael Mueller, Strianese, and Imboden. Paper colouring by artist assisted by Strianese, Imboden and Jim Lefkowitz. Aluminum plate preparation, processing, proofing and edition printing by Lee Funderburg. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Fulton, Strianese and Imboden. Magnesium plate preparation and processing by Kenneth Tyler and Pete Duchess. Proofing and edition printing by Tyler. 12 colour coloured pressed paper pulp work with lithography collage elements and relief printing. 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: dark pink-red, dark red, titanium white, medium yellow, light blue, medium red, light pink, dark red and white. The paper was pressed and dried. The following colours were each printed from an aluminum lithography plate for the collage elements: (faucet element) red, (mousetrap element) dark red. The collage elements were cut and adhered to the paper pulp using archival adhesive. Gold-silver was printed from a magnesium relief plate. This version red and pink dyes with turquoise printing.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower centre, pencil "James Rosenquist 1989"
Secondary Insc: titled lower left, pencil "Skull Snap" inscribed lower left, pencil "color trial / 5/6"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left, pencil "JR89972A" verso: inscribed lower centre, red marker "#1 / 5/1/89" [upside down] verso: inscribed upper centre, pencil "TOP"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 151.0 diameter
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1989.
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.386
Image rights: © James Rosenquist/VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy