David HOCKNEY, Paper pulp test III, for 'Steps with shadow (Paper Pool 2)' Enlarge 1 /1


Great Britain born 1937

  • working in the United States of America

Paper pulp test III, for 'Steps with shadow (Paper Pool 2)' 1978 Description: side of pool study

Collection Title: from 'Paper pools' project, August - early September 1978
Title Notes: 031-001
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, paperwork, paper pulp and painting handcoloured pressed paper pulp with additions in white acrylic and black crayon Support: handmade, handcoloured, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: verso: embossed lower right corner, Tyler Graphics chop [hexagon].
Impression: unique
Edition: not editioned

Edition Notes: Papermaking, mixing of colours and pulp pressing by Ken Tyler and Lindsay Green. Technique: Coloured paper pulp was prepared by Ken Tyler and Lindsay Green. This liquid pulp was then poured into metal moulds that had been constructed from Hockney's sketches. The metal moulds were then removed from the pulp and the artist worked on them directly by manually applying paper pulp and liquid dyes. Each work was then individually pressed, the pulp fusing together, with the use of a hydraulic press. Created at Tyler Graphics, Bedford Village, Mount Kisco, NY.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "AUG 1978 III"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 69.2 h x 45.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: No documentation found
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1046.3
Image rights: © David Hockney