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United States of America 1915 – 1991

St. Michel label 1975 Description: collaged cigarette label with printing instructions used in 'St Michel I' and 'St Michel II' lithographs from 1975-1979
Materials & Technique: prints, found cigarette packet adhered to cardboard with Mylar overlay in preparation for the creation of colour separation negatives and subsequent planographic printing Support: green, yellow and white cigarette packet; white, wove, machine made card; Mylar overlay
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unique
Edition: not editioned
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1975

Edition Notes: This cigarette packet is prepared for colour separation negatives to be made. The negatives were then used in the planographic printing of the following works: "St Michel I (state 1)" 1975-79; "St. Michel I (state II)" 1975-79; "St. Michel II" 1975-79; "St.Michel III" 1975-79.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: inscribed lower right corner, black pen "enlarge and make/ negatives for green Flat/ black Flat/ gold Flat/ tax stump Flat using 1/4" dia. pinholes for neg." inscribed lower right corner, black pen "Note: not interested in pink consider tax stamp/ one white color with gold and black on top - " inscribed lower right corner, black pen "17 1/4"/ this must be 17 1/4" on negative" [with arrow underneath] / 640%" inscribed lower right corner, black pen "1/4" dia pinholes" [vertically] / [arrow] 3" inscribed upper centre, black pen "41 1/2" + or -"
Dimensions: object 10.4 h x 16.2 w cm card 16.0 h x 26.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation; see also Terenzio, S (1991), 203; 204; 205; 206; Walker Art Centre (1987), 395, 396, 397, 398
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1436
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