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United States of America born 1936

Imola five II matrix 1981 Description: woodblock used to print 'Imola five 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, 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, 2TP, 2CTP, WP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1982

Edition Notes: A 15 colour (two dye colours and 13 ink colours) relief, woodblock printed from four magenesium plates and one woodblock. First, a newly made white pulp base sheet was coloured with yellow and green dyes. After the paper was pressed and dired, the printing sequence was as follows: red, violet, blue, green and black (woodcut); transparent white (relief, magnesium plate) ; green and black (relief, magnesium plate); light green, medium green, dark green and black (relief, magnesium plate); light blue (relief, magnesium plate). Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese; woodblock preparation by Swan Engraving; plate preparation and processing by Kenneth Tyler and Pete Duchess; proofing by Reeves, Strianese and Tyler; edition printing by Reeves and Strianese. [paper tag removed by conservation]
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: typed upper right corner, black ink "FRANK STELLA IMOLA FIVE/ CIRCUIT WOODBLOCK" [on paper tag] verso: inscribed upper centre, black marker "IMOLA FIVE" [on tape] verso: print documentation taped to block upper left centre.
Dimensions: wood 152.2 h x 120.8 w x 1.8 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1982; Walker Art Centre (1987), 577; Axsom (2016), 142.3.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.827
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy