Frank STELLA, Swan engraving IV Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1936

Swan engraving IV 1982
Collection Title: the 'Swan engraving' series 1982-85
Title Notes: 003-118
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio, relief etching, relief printed in black ink from 50 irregularly shaped magnesium plates, in 1 run Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no watermark
Impression: artist's proof 6
Edition: edition of 30: plus 10AP; 2TP; 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, relief printed from one assembled plate made from 50 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.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right corner, pencil "F.Stella '82"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right corner, pencil A.P. VI"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: lower left corner, pencil "FS 81-657"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 166.6 h x 130.9 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 570; Axsom (1983), 156; Axsom (2016), 156
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1612.1
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy