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Steven SORMAN

United States of America born 1948

This: stand within feet 1984
Collection Title: the 'Edition and monoprint collage' series 1985
Title Notes: 000-003
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, intaglio, collage colour woodcut, relief, etching, collage and hand colouring Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper; natural, wove, handmade, Torinoko paper; white, laid, handmade, Unryru paper; white, laid, handmade, Chochin paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: 3/18
Edition: edition of 18: plus 7AP, TP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1985

Edition Notes: A 15 colour, including three white papers and one natural paper, woodcut, relief, etching, collage, handcoloured printed from three woodblocks, one copper plate and four magnesium plates. Dark blue (woodcut, two woodblocks printed simultaneously) and transparent pink (relief, magnesium plate) were printed on TGL paper. Red (woodcut), light blue (relief, magnesium plate), and transparent orange-pink (relief, magnesium plate) were printed on Torinoko paper. Blue-black was printed on Unryru paper (woodcut). Brown-red and black were printed on Chochin paper (etching, copper plate). These printed papers were assembled and adhered. Black was then printed (etching, magnesium plate). After printing and collaging, the artist handcoloured each print with light yellow-ochre and white acrylic paints. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Woodblock proofing and edition printing by Reeves, Strianese and Lee Funderburg. Magnesium plate preparation by Kenneth Tyler with processing by Swan Engraving, proofing and edition printing by Reeves Strianese and Funderburg. Copper plate preparation by Konopaki, proofing and editionprinting by Bob Cross, preparation and adhering of collage elements by 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 "this: stand within feet" numbered lower centre, pencil "3/18"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon]
Dimensions: comp and sheet 168.3 h x 125.1 w cm Frame
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 536; TGL print documentation, 1985.
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.465