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Alan SHIELDS

United States of America 1944 – 2005

Gas-up 1984
Collection Title: the 'Lattice paper mixed media print' series 1984
Title Notes: 022-003
Materials & Technique: prints, relief. intaglio, collage colour woodcut, etching, aquatint, relief, knotting, collage from two irregularly shaped woodblocks, one assembled plate made from 20 concentric wood rings, one assembled plate made from circular woodblocks, one assembled plate made from 20 concentric wood rings cut into quadrants, one assembled plate made from diamond-shaped woodblocks, and one assembled plate made from one magnesium plate with 24 rectangular copper inserts Support: three sheets of paper adhered together: top layer: yellow-ochre, lattice string, hand made, TGL: middle layer: white, lattice string, handmade, TGL: bottom layer: grey, wove, handmade, HMP paper and green, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: artist's proof 11
Edition: edition: 46 plus 17AP, RTP, PPI PPII, A.
Publisher: TYLER WORKSHOP LTD.
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1984

Edition Notes: A 33 colour, including one white paper and three coloured papers, woodcut, etching, aquatint, relief, knotting, collage printed from two magnesium plates, one assembled plate made from two irregularly shaped woodblocks, one assembled plate made from 20 concentric wood rings, one assembled plate made from circular woodblocks, one assembled plate made from 20 concentric wood rings cut into quadrants, one assembled plate made from diamond-shaped woodblocks, and one assembled plate made from one magnesium plate with 24 rectangular copper inserts. Violet, light blue, and green were printed on the yellow-ocher paper. Brown and grey were printed on white paper. The following colours were ghost printed from Odd-Job (506:AS29) : green, gray, red, metallic green, red, cerulean blue, yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, and grey (on green and grey papers). The following colours were printed on grey paper: yellow, orange, purple, blue, gold, yellow, yellow-ocher, red, blue, viridian, and black. The printed papers were torn, assembled, adhered and tied with knots. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese; laser-cut woodblock preparation and magnesium plate preparation and processing 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 corner, pencil "Alan Sheilds '84"
Secondary Insc: numbered lower centre, pencil "AP11/17" titled lower left corner, pencil "Gas-up"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "AS83-722"
Dimensions: comp 144.0 h x 104.0 w cm sheet 144.0 h x 104.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 507; TGL print documentation, 1984
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.523
Image rights: © Alan Shields