United States of America
Talladega three II matrix
1981 Description: woodblock used to print 'Talladega three II'
Collection Title: the 'Circuits' series 1982-84
Materials & Technique:
prints, matrices, laser cut plywood woodblock used for relief printing Support: seven ply plywood
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition: edition 30: plus 10AP, 2TP, 5CTP, WP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A
Publisher: TYLER WORKSHOP LTD.
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]
wood 152.2 h x 121.8 w x 1.6 d cm
: TGL print documentation, 1981; Walker Art Centre (1987), 559
: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002 Accession No
: NGA 2002.1.109 Image rights
: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy