Frank STELLA, Despairia Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1936

Despairia 1995
Collection Title: the 'Imaginary places' series 1994-97
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, stencil, intaglio, relief, planographic screenprint, aquatint, etching, relief, lithograph, engraving, mezzotint from 39 runs from 5 screens, 4 aluminum plates, and 1 assembled plate made from 64 irregularly shaped elements (7 magnesium and 45 copper plates; 7 Lexan plastic and 7 polymer elements) Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: colour trial proof 3
Edition: edition of 50: plus 16AP; 3TP; 3CTP; 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 Robert Meyer. Prep work of artist's materials and collage by Kenneth Tyler. Screen preparation, proofing and edition printing by Michael Mueller. Copper plate preparation and processing by Anthony Kirk and Christopher Creyts. Magnesium plate preparation and processing by Swan Engraving. Preparation and proofing of assembled plate by Kirk, Kathy Cho, Brian Maxwell, Susan Hover, Yasuyuki Shibata and Creyts. Edition printing of assembled plate by Kirk, Maxwell, Hover and Shibata. Aluminum plate preparation and proofing by Kevin Falco, John Hutcheson and Creyts. Edition printing by Falco and Creyts. 73 colour screenprint, aquatint, etching, relief, lithograph, engraving, mezzotint from five screens, four aluminum plates and one assembled plate made from 45 irregularly shaped copper plates, five irregularly shaped magnesium plates, seven Lexan plates and seven polymer plates.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower left, pencil "F.Stella '95"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left, pencil "C.T.P.3"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "FS94-3129" verso: inscribed centre right, pencil "KEYLINE (PEACOCK) / (SCREEN) / MIX 124 RVP DD" [vertical]
Dimensions: comp and sheet 51.0 h x 133.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Tyler Graphics documentation (1995); Axsom (2016), 231.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.806
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy