United States of America born 1936

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

Collection Title: the 'Circuits' series 1982-84
Materials & Technique: prints, matrices, woodblock laser cut plywood matrix used for relief printing Support: seven ply plywood
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: matrix
Edition: edition 30: plus 10AP, 3CTP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1982

Edition Notes: A 15 colour (nine dye colours and six ink colours) relief, engraving, woodcut printed from five magnesium plates and one woodcut. First, a newly made white pulp base sheet was coloured with nine dye colours; yellow, light orange, red-orange, magenta, pale light purple, light purple, purple, blue and yellow-green. After the paper was pressed and dried, the printing sequence was as follows: magenta (engraving, magnesium plate); yellow (relief, magnesium plate); gold (relief, magnesium plate); green (relief, magnesium plate); red (relief, magnesium plate); and fluorescent green (woodcut). Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese; plate preparation and processing by Kenneth Tyler and Pete Duchess; woodblock preparation by Strianese; proofing of relief plates and woodblock by Reeves, Strianese and Tyler; edition printing by Reeves and Strainese; proofing and edition printing of engraved plate by Bob Cross. [paper tag removed by conservation]
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: typed upper right corner, black ink "FRANK STELLA ESTORIL THREE/ CIRCUIT WOODBLOCK" [on paper tag] verso: inscribed upper right, black marker "ESTORIL THREE" verso: print documentation taped to block upper centre.
Dimensions: wood 151.8 h x 121.6 w x 1.6 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1982; Walker Art Centre (1987), 562.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.108
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy