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Alan SHIELDS

United States of America 1944 – 2005

Gas-Up 1983 Description: top lattice sheet

Collection Title: the 'Lattice paper mixed media print' series 1984
Title Notes: 018-001
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, knotting Support: buff, lattice paper with strings, handmade, TGL paper; experimental "egg crate" paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition: 46 plus 17AP, RTP, PPI PPII, A.
Publisher: TYLER WORKSHOP LTD.
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1984

Edition Notes: Framed sculptural paper - buff egg crate type paper made on a wooden frame that has been laced with twine on both sides of frame, then air dired and re-dipped and air dried. No collage just top lattice element. Colours printed: violet, light blue and green. A 33 colour, including one white paper and three coloured papers, woodcut, etching, aquatint, relief, knotting, collage printed from two magnesium plates, one assembled plate made from two irregularly shaped woodblocks, one assembled plate made from 20 concentric wood rings, one assembled plate made from circular woodblocks, one assembled plate made from 20 concentric wood rings cut into quadrants, one assembled plate made from diamond-shaped woodblocks, and one assembled plate made from one magnesium plate with 24 rectangular copper inserts. Violet, light blue, and green were printed on the yellow-ocher paper. Brown and grey were printed on white paper. The following colours were ghost printed from Odd-Job (506:AS29) : green, gray, red, metallic green, red, cerulean blue, yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, and grey (on green and grey papers). The following colours were printed on grey paper: yellow, orange, purple, blue, gold, yellow, yellow-ocher, red, blue, viridian, and black. The printed papers were torn, assembled, adhered and tied with knots. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese; laser-cut woodblock preparation and magnesium plate preparation and processing by Swan Engraving; proofing and edition printing by Rodney Konopaki and Bob Cross; preparation and adhering of collage elements by Konopaki and Cross. Frame: lime washed pine.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed on TGL label upper centre "Artist: Alan Shields / Title: Gas Up / Description: Top laatice paper with strings / on TGL handmade paper / Dimensions: 27 1/2" x 37 3/4" / Job Number: AS83-722"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 68.4 h x 94.6 w cm Frame 78.4 h x 103.8 w x 7.5 d cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 507; TGL print documentation, 1984
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.985
Image rights: © Alan Shields