Frank STELLA, Imola three II, state I Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1936

Imola three II, state I 1984
Collection Title: the 'Circuits' series 1982-84
Title Notes: 003-090
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, stencil colour relief, woodcut, stencil, screenprint printed in 12 runs: 1 paper pressing; 11 runs from 8 magnesium plates, 2 screens, and 1 woodblock Support: white, wove, handmade, hand dyed, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: 10/10
Edition: edition of 10: plus TP; RTP
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1984

Edition Notes: A 35 colour (1 dye colour and 34 ink colours) relief, woodcut, stencil and screenprint, printed from eight magnesium plates, two screens (one used as a stencil), and one woodblock. First, a newly made white, pulp base sheet was coloured with red dye. After the paper was pressed and dried, the printing sequence was as follows: yellow, red, blue and black(woodcut); red, transparent white and black (relief, magnesium plate); silver (relief, magnesium plate); light yellow, light yellow-orange, light magenta, light blue, dark green, yellow-green, grey and white (relief, magnesium plate); black and dark green (relief, magnesium plate); red (relief, magnesium plate); blue and silver (relief, magnesium plate); white (relief, magnesium plate); orange (relief, same plate used previously for red, transparent white and black with only borders printed); yellow, orange, red, magenta, purple, tan, blue, light green, green and dark green (screen stencil); white (screen). papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Plate preparation and processing by Kenneth Tyler and Pete Duchess, woodblock preparation by Swan Engraving. Proofing and edition printing by Reeves and Strianese. Screen proofing and edition printing by Tyler, Rodney Konopaki and Bob Cross. Stenciling by Tyler and Mark Mahaffey.
Primary Insc: signed and dated, lower left, pencil "F. Stella '84"
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left, pencil "10/10"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner and lower left corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "#70" verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "#70 / FS81-594A
Dimensions: comp and sheet 168.2 h x 132.1 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 603; TGL print documentation, 1984; Axsom (2016), 124.1a.
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1638
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy