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United States of America 1944 – 2005

Pharalope 1992
Collection Title: the 'Shorebirds identification chart' series 1992
Title Notes: 051-004
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, planographic, embossing, collage colour woodcut, relief, lithograph, embossing and collage Support: top: grey, wove, handmade, Gandhi Ashram paper; bottom: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: 17/23
Edition: edition of 23 plus 6AP, 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. Embossing by Michael Mueller. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Mueller and Scott Lewis. 6 colour (including one white paper and one coloured paper) woodcut, relief, lithograph, embossing, collage printed on two sheets from three woodblocks, one aluminum plate and one linoleum block. The following colours were printed: yellow, black, white and blue-grey. The bottom layer was embossed and the two layers were adhered. The papers for the top 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, grey pencil "Alan Shields". not dated.
Secondary Insc: entitled lower left corner, grey pencil "Pharalope" numbered lower centre, grey pencil "17/23"
Tertiary Insc: stamped lower right corner, black ink TGL logo [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower right corner , pencil "AS91-2090"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 67.0 h x 67.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Tyler Graphics documentation (1992)
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.531.1
Image rights: © Alan Shields