Frank STELLA, Swan engraving II Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1936

Swan engraving II 1982
Collection Title: the 'Swan engraving' series 1982-85
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio etching, 1 run from 1 assembled plate made from 13 irregularly shaped magnesium plates Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no watermark
Impression: trial proof III
Edition: edition of 30: plus 10AP; 3TP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A, C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1982

Edition Notes: Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Plate preparation and processing by Kenneth Tyler and Pete Duchess. Proofing and edition printing by Rodney Konopaki and Bob Cross. A one colour etching printed from one assembled plate made from seven irregularly shaped magnesium plates. The magnesium plates used to make the assembled plate were cut and mounted on plywood backing by the artist assisted by Tyler, Duane Mitch, Roger Campbell, Lee Funderburg, Konopaki and Cross. Sections of the plywood border were inked and printed with the assembled plate.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower centre edge, pencil "F.Stella '82"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower centre edge, pencil "T.P. III"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, Tyler Graphics verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "FS 81-652"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 167.1 h x 131.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 568; Axsom (2016), 158
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1610.3
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy