United States of America 1915 – 1991

Black for Mozart 1990 Materials & Technique: prints, paper pulp, planographic colour paper pulp, lithograph Support: white, wove, handmade, handcoloured, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: lower right corner "[TGL hexagon]"
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition of 40: plus 16AP; 3TP; CTP; WP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A; C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1991

Edition Notes: Coloured paper pulp and lithography only. A 14 colour, including three pulp colours, one dye colour and two paper colours, lithograph, collage printed from eight aluminium plates. First, the handmade paper was handcoloured using green, blue and red pulps applied on a newly made white pulp base sheet by spraying with a pattern pistol through hand-cut plastic stencils. After the paper was pressed and dried, black, red, and black were each printed from an aluminium plate. Grey dye was then applied on the dampened sheet by spraying with a pattern pistol through a handcut plastic stencil. Grey, light orange, yellow and dark orange were each printed from an aluminium plate on Rives BFK paper. Black was printed on natural Kozo paper from an aluminium plate. These papers were torn and adhered to the handmade paper. Papermaking by Tom Strianese assisted by Jed Marshell and Brian Maxwell. Image stencils handcut by Strianese. Prep work for continuous tone lithography by Kenneth Tyler. Aluminium plate preparation, processing and proofing by John Hutcheson and Kevin Falco assisted by Eric Ting. Edition printing by Falco assisted by Lee Funderburg and Ting. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Falco and Hutcheson.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: lower left corner, pencil "3/20/90 / #1 / RM88-1034 " verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "RM88-1034" [diagonally]
Dimensions: comp 137.0 h x 80.4 w cm sheet 166.2 h x 117.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1991
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.14.5
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