United States of America 1944 – 2005

Milan fog 1984 Title Notes: 020-001
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, intaglio, collage colour woodcut, etching, aquatint, stitching, collage Support: top and middle: white, wove, handmade, TGL lattice string; bottom: white, wove, handmade TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: artist's proof 16
Edition: edition of 46 plus 16 artist's proofs; 3 special 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. Proofing and edition printing by Rodney Konopaki and Bob Cross. Assembly of collage elements by Konopaki and Cross. 26 colour, including three white papers, woodcut, etching, aquatint, stitching, collage printed from one magnesium plate, 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 diamond shaped woodblocks and one asssembled plate made from two irregularly shaped woodblocks. Red and cerulean blue were printed on lattice string paper (magnesium plate). Yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue and grey were ghost printed from "Odd-job". Yellow, yellow-ochre, red, blue, viridian, black, yellow, orange, purple, blue, gold, violet, light blue and green were ghost printed from "Gas-up". The printed papers were assembled and stitched together with coloured thread.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right corner, pencil "Alan Shields 84"
Secondary Insc: entitled lower left corner, pencil "Milan-fog" inscribed lower centre, pencil "AP 16/16"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "AS83-623"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 101.4 h x 79.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Arts Centre, (1987), 509; Tyler Graphics documentation (1984)
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.529
Image rights: © Alan Shields