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United States of America 1944 – 2005

Rain dance route 1985
Collection Title: the 'Raggedy circumnavigation' series 1985
Title Notes: 024-001
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, collage colour relief, woodcut, stitching and collage Support: top: white, wove, handmade, TGL lattice string; bottom: white, wove, handmade, hand dyed, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: trial proof
Edition: edition of 20 plus 10 artist's proof; 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: 1985

Edition Notes: Papermaking by Steve Reeves, Tom Strianese and Marabeth Cohen. Woodblock preparation by Swan Engraving. Proofing and edition printing by Rodney Konopaki, Bob Cross and Reeves. Assembly of collage material by Konopaki, Cross, Reeves and Strianese. 46 colour, including six pulp colours, 38 ink colours and two white papers, relief, woodcut, stitching, collage printed from one assembled plate made from 48 aluminum strips. one assembled plate made from 24 concentric wood rings and one assembled plate made from metal washers. The following colours were printed on lattice string papers: yellow, orange, vermilion, magenta, pink, purple, tan, green-brown, light blue, dark blue, turquoise blue, yellow-green, grey (strips). Repeat of previous colours and plate on different paper. A newly made white pulp base sheet was coloured with yellow, orange, red, blue, green and brown pulps. After this was pressed and dried, medium yellow, red, dark red, light blue, ultramarine blue and dark green were printed (rings). Yellow, orange, dark red, blue, light green and gold were printed simultaneously on lattice string and hand coloured papers (washers). 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 "Trial P."
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower centre, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower centre, pencil "AS85-871"
Dimensions: comp (variable) 123.0 diameter sheet variable 123.0 diameter
Cat Raisonné: Walker Arts Centre, (1987), 513; Tyler Graphics documentation (1984)
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.533
Image rights: © Alan Shields