United States of America
acting like ourselves, state I
Collection Title: the 'half light' series 1991
Title Notes: 000-023
Materials & Technique:
prints, intaglio mezzotint, carborundum, hand colouring with printing ink Support: white, wove, machine mould made, Rives BFK paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: state I
Impression: colour trial proof
Edition: edition of 7 plus 4AP, CTP, RTP, A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1991
Edition Notes: Copper plate sandblasting and annealing by Checkmate Industries. Proofing by Anthony Kirk and Paul Stillpass. Edition printing by Kirk. Carborundum plate proofing by Kirk, Brian Maxwell, Stillpass. Edition printing by Kirk and Yasuyuki Shibata.
Five colour mezzotint, carborundum, hand-coloured printed from one copper plate and one assembled plate made from four irregularly shaped acetate carborundum plates mounted on lexan plastic. Black was printed from the copper plate. Blue and red were printed from the assembled plate. After printing, Shibata hand-coloured each impression blue and red with printing ink.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right corner, pencil "Steven Sorman 1991"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "State I CTP"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon]
verso: inscribed lower centre, acting like ourselves"
verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "SS90-1018A"
comp 79.8 h x 100.4 w cm sheet 81.2 h x 101.9 w cm
: TGL print documentation 1991
: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002 Accession No
: NGA 2002.1.404.1