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United States of America 1925 – Paris 1992

Colophon 1992
Collection Title: an unbound incomplete 'Poems' portfolio
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Creation Notes: Joan Mitchell created the colour lithographs in March 1992.
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph, text in black 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. 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: signed centre, pencil, 'Joan Mitchell / Nathan Kernan'. not dated.
Tertiary Insc: inscribed centre, black pen "show copy" text printed lithographically, black ink "Poem is a book of eight Joan Mitchell lithograohs illuminating the poetry of Nathan Kernan, with title and colophon pages, paper folio and cloth-covered box. The edition is 76 books with one Right To Prints, two proofs, one archive, 12 artist's proofs and 6 trial proof copies. All books are signed on the colophon page by the artist and poet with book numbering by the artist. Joan Mitchell created the colour lithographs at TGL Mount Kisco New York in March 1992. The lithography with poems, title insert on box and title on paper folio set in Univers, were printed by Lee Funderburg assisted by KET on white, TGL paper handmade by Tom Strianese, Jed Marshall and Robert Meyer at the TGL paper mill. The paper folio was made of recycled lithographic proofs from the artist's earlier projects at TGL. Typography by Emsworth Design inc. Box by Portfoliobox inc. © TGL [bottom centre, TGL logo]"
Dimensions: sheet 48.6 h x 35.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1992
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1396.9
Image rights: © Estate of Joan Mitchell