Frank STELLA, Swan engraving blue, green, grey Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1936

Swan engraving blue, green, grey 1985
Collection Title: the 'Swan engraving' series 1982-85
Title Notes: 003-123
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, intaglio colour relief, etching, one run from one assembled plate made from 33 irregularly shaped magnesium plates Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: 2/20
Edition: edition of 20: plus 10 artist proofs; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; archive copy
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 five colour relief, etching printed from 33 irregularly shaped magnesium plates. Handcoloured TGL paper from nine dye colours and one paper pressing. 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. The plywood border was inked and printed with the assembled plate.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower left corner, pencil " F.Stella '84"
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left corner, pencil "2/20"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, Tyler Graphics verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "FS82-865"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 167.0 h x 132.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 610; Axsom, 173; Axsom (2016), 169
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1184.1
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy