Frank STELLA, Talladega three II matrix Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1936

Talladega three II matrix 1981 Description: woodblock used to print 'Talladega three II'

Collection Title: the 'Circuits' series 1982-84
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, matrices, laser cut plywood woodblock used for relief printing Support: seven ply plywood
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: matrix
Edition: edition 30: plus 10AP, 2TP, 5CTP, WP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1981

Edition Notes: A 29 colour (8 dye colours and 21 ink colours) relief print printed from four magnesium plates. First, a newly made white pulp base sheet was coloured with the following due colours: yellow, light orange, red-orange, red, magenta, pale light purple, light purple, and yellow-green. After the paper was pressed and dried, the printing sequence was as follows: yellow, orange, red, medium red, purple, ultramarine blue, medium blue, green, and white (printed simultaneously); blend of white, light grey, medium grey, dark grey, and black; violet; red and blend of white, light grey, medium light gray, medium grey, and black. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese; plate preparation and processing by Kenneth Tyler and Pete Duchess; proofing by Tyler, Reeves and Strianese; edition printing by Reeves and Strainese. [paper tag removed by conservation]
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: typed upper right corner, black ink "FRANK STELLA TALLADEGA THREE / CIRCUIT WOODBLOCK" [on paper tag] verso: inscribed upper right, black marker "TALLADEGA" verso: print documentation tape to block, upper centre [on paper]
Dimensions: wood 152.2 h x 121.8 w x 1.6 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1981; Walker Art Centre (1987), 559
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.109
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy