United States of America born 1948

is was will be, state I 1991
Collection Title: the 'half light' series 1991
Title Notes: 000-046
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio colour mezzotint, carborundum, with hand painted acrylic additions Support: white, wove, machine mould made, Rives BFK paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: state I
Impression: 8/8
Edition: edition of 8 plus 4 artist's proofs; trial proof; 2 working proofs; right to print; archive copy
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Mount Kisco, New York
Date Published: 1991

Edition Notes: An original seven colour mezzotint, carborundum, hand-coloured and printed from one copper plate and one assembled plate made from nine irregularly shaped carborundum acetate plates mounted on lexan plastic. Black was printed from the copper plate. Red, light blue and blue were printed from the assembled plate. After printing, Tom Strianese, Jed Marshall and Yasuyuki Shibata hand-coloured each impression with red, light blue and blue printing ink. Copper plate sandblasting and annealing by Checkmate Industries. Proofing by Anthony Kirk and Paul Stillpass. Edition printing by Kirk, with carborundum acetate plate proofing by Kirk, Tom Strianese and Jed Marshall.
Primary Insc: recto: signed and dated lower right corner, pencil "Steven Sorman 1991"
Secondary Insc: recto: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "State I 8/8"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower centre, pencil "is was will be" verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "SS90-1016A"
Dimensions: sheet 102.0 h x 82.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.433.1