Alan SHIELDS, Color radar smile A Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1944 – 2005

Color radar smile A 1979 Title Notes: 015-001
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio, relief colour etching, aquatint, linocut Support: white, wove, machine mould made, Rives BFK paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: trial proof I
Edition: edition of 8 plus 2AP, A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1980

Edition Notes: Papermaking by Lee Funderburg. Assembled plate preparation and processing by Rodney Konopaki. Proofing and edition printing by Konopaki. 15 colour, including six pulp colours and nine ink colours, etching, aquatint, linocut printed from one linoleum block, one assembled plate made from four triangular copper plates, one assembled plate made from four square copper plates and one assembled plate made from one square copper plate with three concentric circular copper plates. First, orange, pink, tan, green, white and grey pulps were couched from wove moulds sectioned off with masking tape to form a pattern. After the paper was pressed and dried, the printing sequence was as follows: (one side A) red and green (etching, aquatint, triangular plates); yellow, yellow-ochre, orange and violet (etching, aquatint, square plates); grey and black (etching, square and circular plates); (on side B) blue-grey (linocut). The printing elements, sequence and ink colours used for the "Color Radar Smile" editions are the same. The papers used for these editions differ in colour and design.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right corner, pencil "Alan Shields 79"
Secondary Insc: entitled lower left corner, pencil "Color Radar Smile" inscribed lower centre, pencil "TPA 1/2"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "AS79-469A"
Dimensions: comp 50.4 h x 50.0 w cm sheet 63.5 h x 56.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Arts Centre, (1987), 494; Tyler Graphics documentation (1984)
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.518
Image rights: © Alan Shields