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United States of America 1925 – Paris 1992

Title page and contents page [verso] 1992
Collection Title: an unbound incomplete 'Poems' portfolio
Creation Notes: Joan Mitchell created the colour lithographs in March 1992.
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic colour lithograph Support: white, wove, handmade TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: show copy
Edition: edition of 76; RTP, PPII, 12AP's, 6TP's, TGLimp.
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1992

Edition Notes: Incomplete set. This set is missing image 'Joie de vivre'. With slip case and portfolio box. Colours printed: light blue, navy, black, red, yellow. 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: text printed lithographically, title page, top centre, blue ink "POEMS" / black ink "Lithographs by / JOAN MITCHELL / With poems by / NATHAN KERNAN" bot. c., black ink "[TGL hexagon] 1992 /Printed and published by / TYLER GRAPHICS LTD" verso: contents page, printed lithographically in black ink "contents / JOIE DE VIVRE / IN TIME / MORNING / COBBLE HILL / MORNINGS ON THE BRIDGE / SKY / URN BURIAL / AVENUE OF POPLARS"
Dimensions: sheet 48.0 h x 35.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1992
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1396.1
Image rights: © Estate of Joan Mitchell