United States of America 1944 – 2005

Curlew 1992
Collection Title: the 'Shorebirds identification chart' series 1992
Title Notes: 056-002
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, planographic, collage colour woodcut, relief, lithograph and collage Support: top: grey, wove, handmade, Gandhi Ashram paper; bottom: light yellow-tan wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: artist's proof 5
Edition: edition of 23 plus 6AP, CTP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1992

Edition Notes: TGL papermaking by Tom Strianese and Jed Marshall. Aluminum plate preparation and processing, proofing and edition printing of all printing elements by Lee Funderburg. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Michael Mueller and Scott Lewis. Seven colour (including two coloured papers) woodcut, relief, lithograph, collage printed on two sheets from one woodblock (both sides of block used), one linoleum block, and one aluminum plate. The following colours were printed: blue-grey, red-grey, blue-grey, red-grey and black. After printing, the two sheets were adhered. The papers for the middle layer were created by the artist in January and February of 1989 while collaborating with papermakers at the Gandhi Ashram paper mill in Ahmadabad, India. At the mill, the papers were stitched together and were untied at TGL leaving perforations in the surface.
Primary Insc: signed lower right corner, brown pencil "Alan Shields". not dated.
Secondary Insc: entitled lower left corner, brown pencil "Curlew" inscribed lower centre, brown pencil "AP 5/10"
Tertiary Insc: stamped lower right corner, black ink TGL logo [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower right corner , pencil "AS91-2094"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 66.4 h x 66.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Tyler Graphics documentation (1992)
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.520.1
Image rights: © Alan Shields