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Frank STELLA

United States of America born 1936

Fanattia matrix 1994 Description: matrix used to print 'Fanattia'

Collection Title: the 'Imaginary places' series 1994-97
Materials & Technique: prints, matrices, plywood, aluminum, magnesium, copper, crushed metal and wire printing plate used for relief and intaglio printing one plywood base woodblock with six irregularly shaped wood inserts, seven irregularly shaped magnesium plates, 27 irregularly shaped magnesium plates, 11 irregularly shaped copper plates, eight irregularly shaped aluminum plates, 11 irregularly shaped poured metal elements, and 11 irregularly shaped crushed metal and wire elements. The woodblock was made from one panel. Wood was selected as a base because the poured metal elements were of irregular thickness. The wood was carved to accommodate the various depths of the different elements. Support: eight ply, two veneer
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: matrix
Edition: edition of 24: plus 12AP, 5TP, 6CTP, RTP, PPI, PPII, TGLimp., A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1995

Edition Notes: 41 colour (including two dye colours and one foil colour) etching, engraving, relief, lithograph, mezzotint with hot stamping of metalised silver foil on white TGL, handmade, hand-coooured paper printed from nine aluminum plates and one assembled plate made from one base woodblock with six irregularly shaped wood inserts, seven irregularly shaped magnesium plates, 27 irregularly shaped magnesium plates, 11 irregularly shaped copper plates, eight irregularly shaped aluminum plates, 11 irregularly shaped poured metal elements, and 11 irregularly shaped crushed metal and wire elements. The woodblock was made from one panel. Wood was selected as a base because the poured metal elements were of irregular thickness. The wood was carved to accommodate the various depths of the different elements. Papermaking by Tom Strianese and Robert Meyer; prep work of artist's materials and collage by Kenneth Tyler; copper plate preparation and processing by Anthony Kirk; magnesium plate preparation and processing by Swan Engraving; preparation of foil stamping by Kirk and John Hutcheson; hot stamping of foil by Hutcheson; preparation, proofing, and edition printing of assembled plate by Kirk, Kathy Cho, Brian Maxwell, Susan Hover and Yasuyuki Shibata; woodblock preparation by Shibata and Christopher Creyts; aluminum plate preparation, processing, and proofing by Lee Funderburg and Kevin Falco; proofing by Falco, Creyts, and Hutcheson; edition printing by Falco, Creyts, and Hutcheson; paper colouring by Tyler and Strianese. [tape removed by conservator]
Dimensions: wood 143.8 h x 107.6 w x 3.0 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1995
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1516
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