United States of America 1944 – 2005

Bull-pen 1984 Title Notes: 023-002
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio, relief colour woodcut, etching, aquatint, collage Support: top: dark green, wove, handmade, TGL paper; middle: light yellow-ochre, wove, handmade, TGL lattice string; bottom: white, wove, handmade TGL paper and grey, wove, handmade, HMP paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: colour trial proof I
Edition: edition of 46 plus 17 artist's proofs; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; archive copy
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Bedford Village, New York
Date Published: 1984

Edition Notes: Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Laser-cut woodblock preparation and magnesium plate preparation and processing by Swan Engraving. Copper plate preparation and processing by Rodney Konopaki. Proofing and edition printing by Konopaki and Bob Cross. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Konopaki and Cross. 32 colour, including one white paper and three coloured papers, woodcut, etching, aquatint, collage printed from one copper plate, one assembled plate made from diamond-shaped woodblocks, one assembled plate made from one magnesium plate with 24 rectangular copper inserts, one assembled plate made from 20 concentric wood rings cut into quadrants, one assembled plate made from 20 concentric wood rings and oen assembled plate made from circular woodblocks. Yellow, yellow-ochre, red, blue, viridian and black were printed on dark green paper (etching, aquatint, magnesium plate). Yellow, orange, purple, blue and gold were printed on yellow-ochre paper (woodcut, quadrant rings). Yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, grey, green, grey, red, metallic green, yellow, orange, red, blue, green and yellow-green were ghost printed from "Odd-job" on dark green, white and grey papers. The printed papers were assembled and adhered.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right corner, pencil "Alan Shields 84"
Secondary Insc: entitled lower left corner, pencil "Bull-pen" inscribed lower centre, pencil "CTP I"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "AS83-723" verso: inscribed lower centre, pencil "TOP"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 102.3 h x 107.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Arts Centre, (1987), 508; Tyler Graphics documentation (1984)
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.517.1
Image rights: © Alan Shields