Frank STELLA, Pergusa three double Enlarge 1 /1

Frank STELLA

United States of America born 1936

Pergusa three double 1983
Collection Title: the 'Circuits' series 1982-84
Title Notes: 003-101
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, stencil, intaglio colour relief, screenprint, woodcut and engraving printed in 25 runs: 1 paper pressing; 24 runs from 7 magnesium plates, 9 screens, and 1 woodblock Support: white, wove, handmade, hand coloured TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: trial proof I
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: This work consists of two panels, top and bottom, that have been joined together with PVA. The two panels have not been separated. 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 '83" [bottom panel]
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right, pencil "T.P. I" [bottom panel]
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] [bottom panel] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "FS81-666" [diagonally] [bottom panel]
Dimensions: comp and sheet 257.6 h x 169.8 w cm panel a 132.2 h x 169.8 w cm panel b 131.4 h x 169.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 605; TGL print documentation, 1984; Axsom (2016), 143.1.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1761
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy