United States of America 1925 – Paris 1992

Sky 1992 Description: sixth image

Collection Title: a 'Poems' portfolio
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph Support: white, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: embossed lower right corner, TGL hexagon chop
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition of 76 plus 12 AP, 6TP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1991

Edition Notes: In March of 1992, Joan Mitchell collaborated with Kenneth Tyler on the design and creation of the book which consists of eight lithographs illuminating the poetry of Nathan Kernan, with title and colophon pages, paper folio, and cloth-covered box. The sequence of the book is as follows: paper folio (made of recycled proofs of previous Mitchell prints completed at Tyler Graphics), title page, table of contents, 'Joie de vivre', 'In time', 'Morning', 'Cobble Hill', 'Mornings on the bridge', 'Sky', Urn burial', 'Avenue of poplars' and colophon. Papermaking by Tom Strianese, Jed Marshall and Robert Meyer; prep work for continuous-tone lithography and preparation of toner crayon drawing material by Kenneth Tyler; plate preparation, processing, proofing and edition printing by Lee Funderburg; typography by Emsworth Design Inc., box by Portfolio Inc.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: inscribed upper left corner, within image, 'Yellow/ Cobalt mix blue #2' verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil, 'JM92-3034' verso: inscribed lower right, pencil, 'PC YELLOW DD/ RUP BLUE DD/ RV RED DD'
Dimensions: sheet 57.2 h x 41.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1992
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1381.2
Image rights: © Estate of Joan Mitchell