Michael HEIZER

United States of America born 1944

VI-1 1983 Description: VI-1 from the '40°, 90°, 180° monoprints' series 1983

Collection Title: the '40°, 90°, 180° monoprints' series 1983
Title Notes: 012-001
Materials & Technique: prints, monoprint, relief, intaglio, stencil monoprint printed from four photoetched magnesium plates, hand-drawn screens, photo screens, rubber stamps, hand colouring with Paintstiks, graphite, coloured pencils, crayons and acrylic paints and additional sprayed acrylic paint Support: white, wove, handmade TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unique
Edition: monotype series of 53
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Bedford Village, New York
Date Published: 1983

Edition Notes: The 53 works in the series are grouped into nine categories, each designated by a Roman numeral and each work within a category is numbered with an Arabic numeral (VI: three works). The monoprint was printed from four irregularly cut, photoetched magnesium plates, hand-drawn screens and photo screens and assorted rubber stamps made from Heizer's drawings and from found objects. The title of the series refers to the sculpture site 45 degrees, 90 degrees and 180 degrees, which the artist developed in Montana. The photographs used for the etched magnesium plates were of sculptural models relating to the site. Rodney Konopaki and Bob Cross printed the plates and screens. Heizer hand-coloured the monoprints with Paintstiks, graphite, coloured pencils, crayons and acrylic paints. The artist, assisted by Kenneth Tyler, stamped and spray-painted sections of the prints with acrylic colours.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right corner, pencil "Heizer '83"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "VI-1"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 60.0 h x 81.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1983
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.923
Image rights: © Michael Heizer