Steven SORMAN, now then, state I Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1948

now then, state I 1991
Collection Title: the 'half light' series 1991
Title Notes: 000-053
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio mezzotint, carborundum, hand colouring Support: white, wove, machine mould made Rives BFK paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: state I
Impression: artist's proof 4
Edition: edition of 8 plus 4AP, TP, WP, RTP, A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1991

Edition Notes: An original five colour mezzotint, carborundum, hand-coloured print printed from one copper plate in black and one assembled plate made of 36 irregularly shaped acetate plates mounted on lexan plastic in blue and yellow. After printing, Yasuyuki Shibata hand-coloured each impression with blue and yellow printing ink. Copper plate sandblasted and annealed by Checkmate Industries. Proofing by Anthony Kirk and Paul Stillpass. Edition printing by Stillpass. Acetate plate proofing by Kirk and Stillpass. Edition printing by Stillpass and Susan Hover.
Primary Insc: recto: signed and dated lower right corner, pencil "Steven Sorman 1991"
Secondary Insc: recto: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "State 1/ AP 4/4"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "SS90-1019 A" verso: inscribed lower centre, pencil "now then"
Dimensions: sheet 102.0 h x 81.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.458.2