United States of America
dwarf of itself, state I
Collection Title: the 'half light' series 1991
Title Notes: 000-037
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"
comp 117.0 h x 80.5 w cm sheet 118.3 h x 81.8 w cm
: Tyler Graphics Documentation, 1991
: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002 Accession No
: NGA 2002.1.417.2