Frank STELLA, Monstrous pictures of whales Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1936

Monstrous pictures of whales 1993
Collection Title: the 'Moby Dick deckle edges' series 1993
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, intaglio, relief, stencil 64 colour lithograph, etching, aquatint, relief, screenprint printed from 18 aluminum plates, one screen and one assembled plate made from one magnesium base plate and 58 irregularly shaped plates (seven magnesium, 51 copper). Support: white, wove, handmade, irregularly shaped TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer' s mark
Impression: colour trial proof 2
Edition: edition 38 plus 8AP, TP, 4CTP, WP, RTP, PPI, PPII, ECimp., TGLimp.
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1993

Edition Notes: Collaboration and project supervision by Kenneth Tyler. Papermaking by Tom Strianese and Robert Meyer. Prep work for continous tone lithography by Tyler. Plate preparation, processing and proofing by Lee Funderburg and John Hutcheson. Edition printing by Funderburg. Screen preparation and proofing by Michael Mueller. Edition printing by Mueller assisted by Scott Lewis. Magnesium plate preparation by Tyler and Swan Engraving. Reworking and proofing of magnesium plates by Anthony Kirk assisted by Kathy Cho, Brian Maxwell and Susan Hover. Copper plate preparation and processing by Kirk assisted by Cho, Maxwell and Hover. Preparation, proofing and edition printing of assembled plate by Kirk, Cho, Maxwell, Hover, Christopher Creyts and Yasuyuki Shibata. Shaped paper cutting by Henry McGee, Mueller and Lewis.
Primary Insc: signed and dated centre left, pencil "F.Stella '93"
Secondary Insc: inscribed centre left, pencil "C.T.P.2"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "FS92-2051" [vertical] verso: inscribed upper left corner, pencil "CTP"
Dimensions: comp (irreg) 117.4 h x 185.6 w cm sheet (irregular) 117.4 h x 185.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1993; Axsom (2016), 215
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.853.3
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy