Frank STELLA, Imola three I matrix Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1936

Imola three I matrix 1981 Description: woodblock used to print 'Imola three I'

Collection Title: the 'Circuits' series 1982-84
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
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, 4CTP, 2WP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1982

Edition Notes: A five colour relief, engraving print printed from four magnesium plates in the following order: black (engraving), silver (relief), light yellow (relief), white (relief, same plate used for previous colour), and black (relief). 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 Strianese; edition printing of engraving plate Bob Cross. [paper tag removed by conservation]
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: typed upper right corner, black ink "FRANK STELLA IMOLA THREE/ CIRCUIT WOODBLOCK" [on paper tag] verso: inscribed upper right, black pencil "BLOCK NEEDS TO BE PROOFED" [on tape] verso: print documentation taped to block upper left centre.
Dimensions: wood 152.2 h x 121.8 w x 1.8 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1982; Walker Art Centre (1987), 565; axsom (2016), 142
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.118
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy