United States of America 1925 – Paris 1992

Avenue of poplars 1992 Description: eighth 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: Early proof before margins cleaned. 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
Secondary Insc: title inscribed within image, centre bottom edge, 'Ave of poplars/ cobalt blue'
Tertiary Insc: inscribed upper left corner, pencil, 'TOP' inscribed lower left corner, pencil, 'Lee, Remove areas and clean background - KT' verso: inscribed lower right, pencil, 'PC YELLOW DD/ WUP BLUE DD/ RV RED DD/ Ultra DD' verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil, 'JM92-3035'
Dimensions: sheet 57.0 h x 42.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1992
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1378.1
Image rights: © Estate of Joan Mitchell