Frank STELLA, The fossil whale Enlarge 1 /1

Frank STELLA

United States of America born 1936

The fossil whale 1991
Collection Title: the 'Moby Dick engravings' series 1991
Title Notes: 006-016
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio, relief colour etching, aquatint, relief, carborundum printed from one assembled plate made from one circular magnesium plate, one circular magnesium plate with circular cutout, one rectangular magnesium plate with circular cutout, one rectangular (partial) Lexan plastic border plate and one rectangular acetate border plate Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: colour trial proof I
Edition: edition of 22: plus 10AP; 4CTP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1991

Edition Notes: Colours printed: Black, pink, green, light brown. A four colour etching, aquatint, relief, carborundum printed from one assembled plate made from one circular magnesium plate, one circular magnesium plate with circular cutout, one rectangular magnesium plate with circular cutout, one rectangular (partial) Lexan plastic border plate and one rectangular acetate border plate. Colours printed were: light tan, green, red-black and blue-black. Papermaking by Tom Strianese and Jed Marshall. Magnesium plate preparation and processing by Kenneth Tyler and Swan Engraving. Additional aquatint preparation of magnesium plates by Anthony Kirk. Carborundum lexan plastic and micaceous iron oxide on acetate plate preparation by Kirk. Proofing and edition printing by Kirk assisted by Kathy Cho, Doug Humes and Brian Maxwell.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower left corner, pencil "F. Stella '91"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "C.T.P. I"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "FS87-905A"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 190.8 h x 137.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1991; Axsom (2016), 201
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.886.2
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy