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United States of America 1925 – Paris 1992

The poem 1992 Description: one of seven colour lithographs

Collection Title: an unbound incomplete 'Poems' portfolio
Title Notes: 002-004
Creation Notes: Joan Mitchell created the colour lithographs in March 1992.
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic colour lithograph printed from two aluminium plates, crayon Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: trial proof I
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: black, ochre, red, light blue, navy blue, orange, 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, lower left, black ink "Urn Burial"
Dimensions: comp 39.0 h x 32.0 w cm sheet 48.0 h x 35.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1992
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.249.3
Image rights: © Estate of Joan Mitchell