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United States of America 1944 – 2005

Kite riddle 1981
Collection Title: the 'Castle window set' 1985
Title Notes: 016-001
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, collage colour linocut, woodcut, relief and collage Support: top layer: white, wove, handmade, Gandhi Ashram paper; bottom layer: black, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: verso, upper left corner "[TGL hexagon]"
Impression: 37/40
Edition: edition of 40: plus 6AP, RTP, PPI, A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1981

Edition Notes: A 13 colour, including one white paper and one coloured paper, linocut, woodcut, relief, collage printed from two magnesium plates, one woodblock and one assembled plate made from diagonally cut linoleum strips. The printing sequence was as follows: (bottom layer) white (relief, magnesium plate); yellow (relief, magnesium plate); (top layer) red and black (linocut); green and orange (same plate used for previous colours, plate moved forward 4"); yellow and cyan blue (on verso, same plate used for previous colours); light red and purple (on verso, same plate used for previous colours, paper moved forward 4"); grey (woodcut, birchwood block). After printing, the top layer was adhered to the bottom layer. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Woodblock preparation and magnesium plate preparation and processing by Swan Engraving. Assembled plate preparation by Rodney Konopaki. Proofing and edition printing by Konopaki and adhering of collage elements by Konopaki.
Primary Insc: signed lower centre, pencil "Alan S"
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left corner, pencil "37/40"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, white pencil "AS80-572"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 90.8 h x 69.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1981; Walker Art Centre (1987), 499
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.528
Image rights: © Alan Shields