Steven SORMAN, I am looking at you, I am looking at you Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1948

I am looking at you, I am looking at you 1984
Collection Title: the 'Edition and monoprint collage' series 1985
Title Notes: 000-004
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, intaglio, planographic, collage colour relief, etching, lithograph, collage and hand colouring Support: light yellow-ochre, wove, handmade, TGL paper; white, wove, machine mouldmade, Masa Dosa paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: 3/10
Edition: edition of 10, 6AP, TP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1985

Edition Notes: A 12 colour, including one white paper and two coloured papers, relief, etching, lithograph, collage, handcoloured printed from two aluminium plates and five magnesium plates. Red and blue-black were printed on yellow-ochre TGL paper (relief, etching, magnesium plate). The printed area of this paper was cut down the middle and reassembled. Blue-green was then printed (etching, magnesium plate). Red-orange (relief, magnesium plate) and yellow-orange (relief, magnesium plate) were printed on white Masa Dosa paper. This paper was adhered to the light yellow-ochre TGL paper. Blue (lithograph, aluminium plate), light blue (lithograph, aluminium plate), and copper (etching magnesium plate) were then printed. After printing and collaging, the artist handcoloured each print with red etching ink. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Magnesium plate preparation by Kenneth Tyler with processing by Swan Engraving, proofing and edition printing by Rodney Konopaki, Bob Cross, Reeves and Strianese. Prep work for continuous tone lithography by Tyler, plate preparation and processing by Lee Funderburg, proofing and edition printing by Roger Campbell and Funderburg. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Reeves and Strianese. "Edition and Monoprint Collage" series - The nine editioned and 20 unique monoprint collages completed by Steven Sorman in 1985 were assembled from impressions made on Oriental and Western papers and materials the artist prepared in his studio and brought to the workshop. He created his print imagery using found architectural wood ornaments and drawn copper, magnesium and aluminium plates. Sorman layered papers, contrasting shades of white and off-white, natural and yellow-ochre. His compositions involve a complex range of tones and colours that result from collaged papers, printed inks and painted drawn areas.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower centre, pencil "1984 [...] Steven Sorman"
Secondary Insc: titled lower centre, pencil "I am looking at you, I am looking at you" numbered lower centre, pencil "3/10"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon]
Dimensions: comp and sheet 168.3 h x 109.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 537; TGL print documentation, 1985.
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.428