United States of America
Collection Title: the 'Imaginary places' series 1994-97
Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique:
prints, intaglio, relief, planographic colour etching, engraving, relief, lithograph, stamping, woodcut, mezzotint from 12 runs from 9 aluminum plates and 1 assembled plate
made from 1 base woodblock with 81 irregularly shaped elements (27 magnesium, 11 copper, and 8 aluminum plates; 7 magnesium and 6 wood inserts; 11 poured metal elements; 11 crushed metal with wire elements) Support: white, wove, handmade, handcoloured TGL paper; metalised silver foil
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer' s mark
Impression: trial proof 4
Edition: edition 24 plus 12 AP, 5TP, 6CTP, RTP, PPI, PPII, TGLimp., A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1995
Edition Notes: Papermaking by Tom Strianese and Rober Meyer. Prep work of artist's materials and collage by Kenneth Tyler. Copper plate preparation and processing by Anthony Kirk. Magnesium plate preparation and processing by Swan Engraving. Preparation of foil stamping by Kirk and John Hutcheson. Hot stamping of foil by Hutcheson. Preparation, proofing and edition printing of assembled plate by Kirk, Kathy Cho, Maxwell, Susan Hover and Yasuyuki Shibata. Woodblock preparation by Shibata and Christopher Creyts. Aluminum plate preparation, processing and proofing by Lee Funderburg and Kevin Falco. Proofing by Falco, Creyts and Hutcheson. Edition printing by Falco, Creyts and Hutcheson. Paper colouring by Tyler and Strianese.
41 colour (including two dye colours and one foil colour) etching, engraving, relief, lithograph, mezzotint with hot stamping of metalised silver foil from nine aluminum plates and one assembled plate made from one base woodblock with six irregularly shaped wood inserts, seven irregularly shaped magnesium plates, 27 irregularly shaped magnesium plates, 11 irregularly shaped poured metal elements and eleven irregularly shaped crushed metal and wire elements.
The woodblock was made from one panel. Wood was selected as a base because the poured metal elements were of irregular thickness. The wood was carved to accommodate the various depths of the different elements.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower left, pencil "F.Stella '95"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left, pencil "T.P.4"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon]
verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "orange blend in center / is old style. / FS-93-3084 / Trial Proof" [vertical] [Trial Proof encircled]
verso: inscribed upper left corner, pencil "TP"
verso: upper left, pencil "3.28.95 / 1 [encircled] blind stamp 1504., 270 [degrees] 5 sec. / 2 [encircled] paint paisley / 3 [encircled] YED 2000 silver, 275 [degrees], 150t., 15 sec."" [upside down]
comp and sheet 139.2 h x 104.4 w cm
: TGL print documentation, 1995; Axsom (2016), 230.
: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002 Accession No
: NGA 2002.1.826.3 Image rights
: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy