United States of America 1944 – 2005

Trade route (Roman) 1985
Collection Title: the 'Raggedy circumnavigation' series 1985
Title Notes: 025-001
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, stencil, collage colour relief, screenprint, woodcut, collage and stitching Support: top: three sheets of white, wove, handmade, TGL lattice string; bottom: white and blue, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: artist's proof 6
Edition: edition of 20 plus 8AP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1985

Edition Notes: Papermaking by Steve Reeves, Tom Strianese and Marabeth Cohen. Woodblock preparation, proofing and edition printing by Strianese. Assembled plate proofing and edition printing by Rodney Konopaki, Reeves, Bob Cross and Strianese. Assembly of collage material by Konopaki, Cross, Reeves and Strianese. 16 colour, including two white papers and one coloured paper, relief, screenprint, woodcut, stitching, collage printed from one star-shaped woodblock, one assembled plate made four circular metal grids and one Plexiglas plate, one assembled plate made from 10 oak planks with drilled holes and one assembled plate made from metal washers. Red-brown, dark blue and dark green were printed on blue paper (grids). Green, brown-green and silver were printed simultanously on blue and lattice string papers (planks). Yellow, orange, magenta, brown, dark blue and light green were printed on lattice string paper (washers). Green was printed on white paper (mahogany plywood). The printed papers were assembled and stitched together with coloured threads.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower centre, pencil "Alan Shields / 1985"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower centre, pencil "6/8 AP"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower centre, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower centre, pencil "AS85-814"
Dimensions: comp (variable) 121.0 diameter sheet variable 121.0 diameter
Cat Raisonné: Walker Arts Centre, (1987), 516; Tyler Graphics documentation (1984)
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.536
Image rights: © Alan Shields