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United States of America 1928 – 2011

This is not a book 1997 Description: one folded sheet with image and Note

Collection Title: the portfolio 'This is not a book' 1997
Page: page 25 and page 27
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, portfolios, intaglio, planographic image page: etching, aquatint, mezzotint printed in colour note page: offset lithography Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition of 50, plus 14 AP, 2 TP, 2 CTP, 17 WP, 2 SP, RTP, PPI, PPII, TGLimp., A, C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: Mount Kisco, New York.
Date Published: 1997

Edition Notes: From the 36 page book "This is not a book", consisting of 9 colour intaglios and 2 colour lithographs. Papermaking by Tom Strianese and John Hutcheson. Proofing and edition printing of copper plates by Anthony Kirk, Brian Maxwell, Christopher Creyts, Kimberly Bursic and Todd Elkin assisted by Nancy Bressler. Pochoir stencil making and stenciling by Tyler. Proofing and edition printing of aluminium plates by Lee Funderburg, Hutcheson, and Tyler.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: red lettering upper left, "Notes" black lettering upper left corner, "Work started on these plates at my 94th street studio in New York City, November 1995. My tools included: drypoint needles, scrapers, burnishers, eye droppers, basters, liquid thinners, stop-outs, tusches, brushes, sponghes, tissues and fingers; even a heartylung-full of my breath exhaled over a puddle of diluted ink. The process became a movable feast of copper plates from New York to my Stamford, Conneticut studio and eventually back tho Ken Tyler's workshop. After I worked on the plates, weeks later Ken presented me with positive and negative proofs both in black and sepia, and sheets of mylar. He had a logic to this choice in terms of what I might do with the proofs: in giving me both the black and sepia pulls, he naturally assumed I would use these proofs and mylar as references to make corrections to my etched plates. Instead, since they looked"
Dimensions: plate 17.4 h x 47.8 w cm comp 20.8 h x 51.1 w cm sheet 26.0 h x 62.6 w cm text plate 10.0 h x 45.4 w cm comp 11.8 h x 49.0 w cm sheet 26.0 h x 62.5 w cm total 26.0 h x 125.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1997
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.640.26
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd.