Frank STELLA, Atvatabar Enlarge 1 /1

On display on Level 2


United States of America born 1936

Atvatabar 1996
Collection Title: the 'Imaginary places II' series 1996
Title Notes: 007-035
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, stencil, intaglio, relief colour lithograph, screenprint, etching, aquatint, relief printed from 38 runs from 12 aluminum plates, 2 screens, and 1 assembled plate made from 1 Lexan plastic base plate and 21 irregularly shaped elements (3 magnesium and 17 copper plates; 1 poured-aluminum element) Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: artist's proof 9
Edition: edition of 32: plus 12AP; TP; CTP; WP; RTP; PPI; PPII; PPIII; TGLimp.; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1996

Edition Notes: A 50 colour lithograph, screenprint, etching, aquatint, relief on white TGL, handmade paper printed in 38 runs from 12 alumimum plates, two screens and one assembled plate made from one Lexan® plastic base plate, 17 irregularly shaped copper plates, three irregularly shaped magnesium plates, and one poured aluminum elements. Papermaking by Tom Strianese and John Hutcheson; collaboration with artist on original collage and supervision of print by Kenneth Tyler; aluminum plate preparation, processing and proofing by Kevin Falco and Christopher Creyts; edition printing by Lee Funderburg; screen preparation and proofing by Michael Mueller; edition printing by Mueller assisted by Creyts; copper and magnesium plate preparation and processing by Anthony Kirk, Kathy Cho, Yasuyuki Shibata, Brian Maxwell and Susan Hover; assembled plate preparation by Kirk, Cho, Shibata, Maxwell and Hover; proofing by Kirk, Maxwell, Hover, Gedi Sibony and Todd Elkin; edition printing by Kirk, Maxwell, Hover, Sibony, Elkin and Kimberley Bursic.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower left, pencil "F. Stella '96"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left, pencil "A.P. 9"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower left, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower right, pencil "FS94-3121" verso: inscribed lower centre, pencil "BOTTOM" verso: inscribed upper centre, pencil "TOP"
Dimensions: comp (variable) 67.4 diameter
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1996; Axsom (2016), 236.
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.793
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy