Frank STELLA, Pergusa three double Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1936

Pergusa three double 1984
Collection Title: the 'Circuits' series 1982-84
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, stencil, intaglio colour relief, screenprint, woodcut and engraving Support: white, wove, handmade, hand coloured, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: artist's proof 6
Edition: edition of 30: plus 10AP; 3TP; 2WP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1984

Edition Notes: A 74 colour (10 dye colours and 64 ink colours) relief, screenprint, woodcut, engraving printed from seven magnesium plates, nine screens and one woodblock. First, a newly made white pulp base sheet was coloured with the following dyes: yellow, light orange, red-orange, red, magenta, pale light purple, light purple, purple, blue and yellow-green. This was pressed and dried. The printing for the top sheet was as follows: (woodblock) silver; (relief, four magnesium plates), yellow-ochre, red, red-violet, blue, blue-green, black; light yellow, medium yellow, green, black; red, blue; light yellow, yellow-ochre, orange light red, red, magenta, violet, blue, green, yellow-green, grey, black; (6 screens), Yellow; light blue, blue-green; light blue-green; black; red; medium yellow and red. The printing for the bottom sheet was as follows: (relief, four magnesium plates), silver; light yellow, yellow-ochre, orange, light red, red, magenta, violet, blue, green, yellow-green, grey, black; yellow; medium yellow, blue, black; yellow-ochre, red, red-violet, yellow-green, black; (eight screens), orange; violet; pink; green; yellow and red; black; red; yellow. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Plate preparation and processing by Kenneth Tyler and Pete Duchess. Laser cut woodblock preparation by Swan Engraving. Proofing and edition printing by Reeves and Strianese.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil "F. Stella '84" [panel B]
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right, pencil "A.P. VI" [panel B]
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] [panel B] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "FS81-666" [panel B] inscribed lower right corner, pencil "AP IV TOP" [panel A]
Dimensions: panel a 131.2 h x 168.6 w cm panel b 131.4 h x 168.4 w cm overall 162.6 h x 168.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 605; TGL print documentation, 1984; Axsom (2016), 143.1.
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1762.A-B
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy