United States of America born 1936

La penna di hu (black and white) 1987 Title Notes: 005-011
Creation Notes: Frank Stella began working on 'La penna di hu (black and white)' in 1987. The work was editioned in 1988.
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, intaglio relief, etching, aquatint printed from 1 run from 1 assembled plate made from 33 irregularly shaped plates (20 magnesium, 13 copper) Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: colour trial proof III
Edition: edition of 42; plus 14AP; 4CTP; 2TP; 2WP; SP; RTP; PPI; PPII: A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1988

Edition Notes: Two colours printed: red-black and blue-black. The magnesium and copper plates used to make the assembled plate were cut and mounted onto plywood backing by Frank Stella who was assisted by Kenneth Tyler, Steve Reeves, Tom Strianese, Rodney Konopaki, Bob Cross, Mark Mahaffey and Michael Herstand. Papermaking by Strianese, Tom DeBolt and Marcella Morgese. Magnesium plate preparation and processing by Tyler and Pete Duchess. Copper plate preparation and processing by Mahaffey. Proofing and edition printing by Anthony Kirk, Mahaffey, Cross and DeBolt assisted by Hutcheson and Jim Lefkowitz.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right corner, pencil "F. Stella '87"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "C.T.P III"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "B SHADES COPPER/ CORRECT TO 12-87" verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "FS87-897"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 198.0 h x 151.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1988; The Japan Association of Art Museums (1992), 117; Axsom (2016), 183
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.850.2
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy