Frank STELLA, Grodno (I) Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1936

Grodno (I) 1975
Collection Title: the 'Paper reliefs' series, 1975
Title Notes: 003-001
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Creation Notes: Franke Stella produced the 'Paper relief project" in 1975. The hand painting of the dried reliefs were done by the artist in his New York studio between September 1974 and November 1975.
Materials & Technique: prints, paperwork, paper pulp relief Cotton-pulp relief, collage, hand-coloured with dyes and dry pigments Support: white HMP handmade, hand-colored paper and colored HMP handmade paper
Impression: trial proof V
Edition: edition of 26 plus 9 trial proofs; right to print proof; printer's proof; archive proof
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1975

Edition Notes: The relief mould was constructed by Betty Fiske and Kim Tyler, from brass screening and mahogany slats sewn together with brass wire. The moulds were dipped into a cotton slurry to form a thick relief of paper pulp, which was hand patted to improve the edge definition. The first trials were formed by John Koller and Kenneth Tyler. The edition reliefs were formed by John and Kathleen Koller at HMP. Frank Stella was assisted by John Koller and Kenneth Tyler in the hand colouring of the newly made paper pulp reliefs with paper pulp, dyes and dry pigments. On the editioned works, additional collaged HMP paper pieces were added. Once the reliefs were dry and removed from their moulds, the artist applied acrylic, casein, watercolour and metallic paints.
Primary Insc: verso: signed and dated lower centre, in black pen, 'F. Stella '75'
Secondary Insc: verso: numbered lower left, black pen 'TP.'
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop verso: inscribed lower left, pencil 'FS75-208' verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil 'I-5' verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil 'Trial 2 Luneu 3/16' [vertically]
Dimensions: comp and sheet 61.2 h x 51.0 w x 3.2 d cm
Cat Raisonné: Tyler Graphics catalogue raisonne 1974-1985 (1987); 542:FS1; Axsom (2016), 106.1
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1459
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy