United States of America 1944 – 2005

Odd-job 1984 Title Notes: 021-007
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, intaglio, collage colour woodcut, etching, relief, stitching, collage Support: top: yellow-ochre, wove, handmade, TGL paper; middle: white, wove, handmade, lattice string, TGL; bottom: blue, wove, handmade, TGL
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacture's mark
Impression: artist's proof 10
Edition: edition of 46 plus 17 artist's proofs; trial proof; 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: 24 colour, including one white paper and two coloured papers, woodcut, etching, relief, stitching, collage printed from one copper plate, two magnesium plates, one assembled plate made from 20 concentric wood wrings in a rectangular frame, one assembled plate made from a carved woodblock in a rectangular frame, and one assembled plate made from diamond-shaped woodblocks. The following colours were printed on the light yellow-ochre paper: green and grey (woodcut, concentric rings); red and metallic green (woodcut, carved block); yellow, orange, red, blue, green and yellow-green (etching, copper plate). The following colours were printed on the white paper: yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue and grey (woodcut, diamond shaped blocks). The following colours were printed on the blue paper: red and cerulean blue (relief, magnesium plate); brown and grey (relief, magnesium plate). The light yellow-ochre paper was torn in two pieces and the papers were adhered and stitched together. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Laser cut woodblock preparation and magnesium plate preparation by Swan Engraving. Proofing and edition printing by Rodney Konopaki and Bob Cross. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Konopaki and Cross.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil "Alan Shields 84"
Secondary Insc: entitled lower left corner, pencil "Odd -Job" inscribed lower centre, pencil "AP / 10/12"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "AS83-720" [partially obscured]
Dimensions: comp and sheet 104.4 h x 100.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Tyler Graphics documentation (1984)
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.530.7
Image rights: © Alan Shields