Frank STELLA, Ain Ghazal variation Enlarge 1 /1

Frank STELLA

United States of America born 1936

Ain Ghazal variation 1999
Collection Title: the 'Near East' series 1999-2001
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, planographic, handcolouring colour relief, woodcut, lithograph with handcoloured additions in acrylic. 7 runs from 2 aluminum plates, 4 plastic stencils, 1 assembled plate made from 1 irregularly shaped cast-aluminum element; 1 assembled plate made from 1 irregularly shaped cast-aluminum element with Plexiglas shim Support: white, wove, handmade, handcoloured, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: artist's proof 4
Edition: 8 variations: plus 4AP; WP; RTP; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1999

Edition Notes: An 18 colour relief, woodcut, lithograph with handcoloured additions in acrylic, printed in seven runs from two aluminium plates, four plastic stencils, one assembled plate made from one irregularly shaped cast aluminium element and one assembled plate made from one irregularly shaped cast aluminium element with Plexiglass shim. After printing, the artist uniquely handcoloured each print with a variety of acrylic paints. Collaboration with the artist on formation of cast aluminium and project supervision by Kenneth Tyler. Papermaking by Tom Strianese, initial preparation of cast aluminium by Tyler, mounting in wood by Rolf Kaul, preparation of mounted cast aluminium plate for printing by John Hutcheson, Strianese and Tyler. Proofing by Anthony Kirk, Kimberley Bursic and Christopher Creyts, edition printing by Kirk and Bursic, aluminium plate preparation, processing, proofing and edition printing by Creyts.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil "F. Stella '99"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right, pencil "A.P. 4"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "FS99-3371" [vertically]
Dimensions: comp and sheet 164.4 h x 125.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 2000; Axsom (2016), 259.
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.787
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy