Frank STELLA, Swan engraving blue, green, grey Enlarge 1 /1

On display on Level 2


United States of America born 1936

Swan engraving blue, green, grey 1982
Collection Title: the 'Swan engraving' series 1982-85
Title Notes: 003-122
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, intaglio colour relief, etching with hand painted acrylic additions using a stencil. 1 run from 1 assembled plate made from 33 irregularly shaped magnesium plates Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition of 30: plus 10AP; SP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1982

Edition Notes: Black impression with yellow borders printed and painted over with green acyrlic paint. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Plate preparation and processing by Kenneth Tyler and Pete Duchess. Proofing and edition printing by Rodney Konopaki and Bob Cross. A five colour relief, etching printed from 33 irregularly shaped magnesium plates. Handcoloured TGL paper from nine dye colours and one paper pressing. The magnesium plates used to make the assembled plate were cut and mounted on plywood backing by the artist assisted by Tyler, Duane Mitch, Roger Campbell, Lee Funderburg, Konopaki and Cross. The plywood border was inked and printed with the assembled plate.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "Swan Engraving Blue, Green, Grey / color trial Proof not signed / 610-FS69 66 x 52" [vertically]
Dimensions: comp and sheet 167.4 h x 130.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 610; Axsom, 173; TGL print documentation, 1982; Axsom (2016), 169
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1184.2
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy