Frank STELLA, Swan engraving circle II matrix Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1936

Swan engraving circle II matrix 1981-83 Description: matrix used to print 'Swan engraving circle II'

Collection Title: the 'Swan engraving' series 1982-85
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Creation Notes: Stella began 'Swan engraving circle I' in September 1981 and completed it in November 1983
Materials & Technique: prints, matrices, magnesium matrix used for intaglio and relief printing collaged magnesium plate comprised of eight irregularly cut magnesium plates[etched and engraved] adhered to ¾ inch plywood Support: magnesium plates, plywood
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: matrix
Edition: edition: 5 plus 2AP; 2TP; CTP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1983

Edition Notes: An original one colour etching, relief, engraving printed from one assembled plate made from eight irregularly shaped magnesium plates in black. The magnesium plates used to make the assembled plate were cut and mounted on plywood backing by the artist assisted by Kenneth Tyler, Duane Mitch, Roger Campbell, Lee Funderburg, Rodney Konopaki, and Bob Cross. Plate preparation and processing by Tyler and Pete Duchess. Sections of the plywood border were inked and printed with the assembled plate.
Dimensions: plate 133.4 diameter wood 178.0 h x 132.8 w x 1.8 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1983
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1511
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy