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Frank STELLA

United States of America born 1936

The battering ram 1993
Collection Title: the 'Moby Dick deckle edges' series 1993
Title Notes: 006-039
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, intaglio, relief, stencil colour lithograph, etching, aquatint, relief, engraving, screenprint, collograph printed from ten aluminum plates, two screens and one assembled plate made from one magnesium base plate, 51 irregularly shaped magnesium plates, 50 irregularly shaped copper plates, one irregularly shaped aluminum plate and one collatype plate Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: trial proof 3
Edition: edition of 30: plus 8AP, 4TP, RTP, PPI, PPII, ECimp., TGLimp., A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1993

Edition Notes: Collaboration and project supervision: Kenneth Tyler. Papermaking: Tom Strianese and Rober Meyer. Lithography: John Hutcheson, Kevin Falco and Scott Lewis assisted by Christopher Creyts. Screenprinting by Michael Mueller assisted by Lewis and Rolf Kaul. Intaglio: Anthony Kirk, Kathy Cho, Brian Maxwell, Susan Hover and Yasuyuki Shibata. Shaped paper cutting by Henry McGee, Mueller and Lewis. 48 colour lithograph, etching, aquatint, relief, engraving, screenprint, collograph printed from ten aluminum plates, two screens and one assembled plate made from one magnesium base plate, 51 irregularly shaped magnesium plates, 50 irregularly shaped copper plates, one irregularly shaped aluminum plate and one collatype plate.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower left, pencil "F.Stella '93"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left, pencil "T.P.3"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner and lower right edge, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left, pencil "FS92-2079" verso: inscribed lower right, pencil "Cracfked / in / black / Bottom" [upside down] [black is underlined] verso: inscribed lower right, pencil "Black Shapes / Top edge / are 2 - tone"
Dimensions: comp (irreg) 151.0 h x 90.0 w cm sheet (irregular) 151.0 h x 90.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Tyler Graphics documentation (1993); Axsom (2016), 214
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.882
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy