Frank STELLA, The fossil whale, state I Enlarge 1 /1

Frank STELLA

United States of America born 1936

The fossil whale, state I 1991
Collection Title: the 'Moby Dick engravings' series 1991
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio, relief etching, aquatint, relief, embossing, carborundum printed from one assembled plate made from one circular magnesium plate with circular cutout and one rectangular magnesium plate with circular cutout, and one assembled plate made from one acetate plate Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: state 1
Impression: trial proof 2
Edition: edition of 18: plus 6AP; RTP; PPI; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1991

Edition Notes: Colours printed: black only. A three colour etching, aquatint, relief, embossing, carborundum printed from one assembled plate made from one circular magnesium plate with circular cutout and one rectangular magnesium plate with circular cutout, and one assembled plate made from one acetate plate with carborundum. Colours printed were: red-black and blue-black (printed twice). 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. Proofing by Kirk assisted by Kathy Cho, Doug Humes and Brian Maxwell, edition printing by Kirk and Cho assisted by Humes and Maxwell. Carborundum acetate plate preparation and proofing by Kirk, edition printing by Strianese and Marshall.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower left corner, pencil "F. Stella '91"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "T.P. 2"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "FS89-1047"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 169.0 h x 133.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1991; Axsom (2016), 201a
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.887.2
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy