Alan SHIELDS, Santa's collar Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1944 – 2005

Santa's collar 1981 Title Notes: 017-002
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, intaglio, collage colour relief, woodcut, linocut, aquatint, stitching, collage Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL straw; white, wove, handmade, hand dyed, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: colour trial proof 8
Edition: edition of 32 plus 6AP, 8CTP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1981

Edition Notes: Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Magnesium plate preparation and processing by Swan Engraving. Assembled plate preparation, processing, proofing and edition printing by Rodney Konopaki. Assembly of collage elements by Konopaki. 40 colour, including one coloured paper, relief, woodcut, linocut, aquatint, stitching, collage printed from one magnesium plate, one assembled plate made from irregularly shaped woodblocks, two assembled plates made from diagohally cut linoleum strips and one assembled plate made from nine rectangular copper plates. The following colours were printed on the white paper: yellow, violet, blue, yellow-green and silver (woodblocks); yellow, light red, blue and yellow-green (woodblocks, redworked); red and black (linoleum strips); orange and green (same plate, paper moved forward 4 inches); dark purple, cerulean blue, light gold, gold and copper (same plate); repeat of preveious colours: light yellow, yellow, red and green; repeat of previous colours: yellowochre, magenta, medium brown, dark brown and turquoise blue (aquatint, copper plates); red, green and black (relief, magnesium plate). The white and blue papers were stitched together. Threads are light pink, light green, pink, and green.
Primary Insc: signed lower centre, pencil "Alan Shields". not dated.
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left, pencil "CTP / 8/8"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "AS80-577"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 109.5 h x 93.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Arts Centre, (1987), 505; Tyler Graphics documentation (1984)
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.535.3
Image rights: © Alan Shields