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David HOCKNEY

Great Britain born 1937

  • working in the United States of America

Paper pulp test X 1978 Description: colour test marked 8 and 9

Collection Title: from 'Paper pools' project, August - early September 1978
Title Notes: 034-001
Materials & Technique: prints, paperwork, handcoloured pressed paper pulp Support: handmade, handcoloured, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: embossed lower left corner, Tyler Graphics [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
Secondary Insc: inscribed upper left, pencil "Green water green - as used in green pool single piece" [vertically] inscribed centre left, pencil "H" [vertically] inscribed centre left, grey pulp, "8" and l.r.c, "9" inscribed lower right corner, pencil "H"
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "AUG 1978 X"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 65.8 h x 46.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: No documentation found
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1046.10
Image rights: © David Hockney