Steven SORMAN, dwarf of itself, state I Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1948

dwarf of itself, state I 1991
Collection Title: the 'half light' series 1991
Title Notes: 000-037
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio mezzotint, carborundum, hand colouring with pencil and printing ink Support: white, wove, machine mould made, Rives BFK paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: state I
Impression: trial proof I
Edition: edition of 6 plus 4AP, 2TP, WP, 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. Edition printing by Paul Stillpass and Kathy Cho. Carborundum acetate plate proofing by Kirk. Edition printing by Tom Strianese and Jed Marshall. Five colour mezzotint, carborundum, hand coloured printed from one copper plate and one assembled plate made from four irregularly shaped carborundum acetate plates mounted on lexan plastic. Black was printed from the copper plate. Blue and green were printed from the assembled plate. After printing, Strianese, Marshall and Yasuyuki Shibata hand coloured each impression with blue and green printing ink.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower left, pencil "Steven Sorman 1991"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "State I T.P."
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: titled lower centre, pencil "dwarf of itself" verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "SS90-1020A" [A is in black pen] verso: inscribed lower left corner, black pen "TPI"
Dimensions: comp 117.0 h x 80.5 w cm sheet 118.3 h x 81.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Tyler Graphics Documentation, 1991
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.417.2