Steven SORMAN, again now Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1948

again now 1992 Description: diptych from the Tyler gift

Collection Title: the 'long year' series 1992
Title Notes: 000-064
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio colour etching, drypoint, aquatint and encaustic Support: white, wove, machine mouldmade, Saunders paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: trial proof
Edition: variant edition: 8 plus 4AP; 3TP; RTP; PPI; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1991

Edition Notes: Etching with aquatint, mezzotint, drypoint and handcolouring, printed on two sheets from two copper plates. The plate used to print the left sheet was cut from the plate used to print 'Duty of water' from 'the half light' series, and the plate used to print the right sheet was cut from the plate used to print 'Dwarf of itself' from 'the half light' series. For the left sheet, the artist first variantly applied encaustics to the plate from a palette consisting of the following colours: yellow, yellow-orange, red, magenta, blue-violet, purple, light blue, blue, transparent blue-green, blue-green, green, grey-green, yellow-green, white and transparent. Next, purple was printed from the same plate. For the right sheet, encaustics were applied to the plate from the palette used for the left sheet. Red was then printed from the same plate. After printing, the artist handcoloured each sheet with encaustics from the palette. Plate sandblasting and annealing by Checkmate Industries. Additional etching of plate by Anthony Kirk with printing by Kirk and Kenneth Tyler. Handcolouring with encaustic by the artist assisted by Kirk and Tyler.
Primary Insc: dated lower left, pencil "1992" (panel a) signed lower right, pencil "Steven Sorman" (panel b)
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left, pencil "again now" (panel a) inscribed lower right, pencil "TP" (panel b)
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed lower left, pencil "C" [vertical] (panel a) verso: inscribed upper left, pencil "TP" [vertical] (panel a) embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] (panel b) verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "SS91-2041" [vertical] (panel b) verso: inscribed lower right, pencil "C" [vertical] (panel b)
Dimensions: panel a 65.4 h x 57.8 w cm panel b 75.5 h x 44.7 w cm overall 140.9 h x 102.5 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1992.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.406.A-B