United States of America born 1936

Talladega five I matrix 1981 Description: woodblock used to print 'Talladega five I'

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, 2WP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1981

Edition Notes: A 10 colour (one dye colours and nine ink colours) relief, woodcut printed from two magnesium plates and one woodcut. First, a newly made white pulp base sheet was coloured with red dye. After the paper was pressed and dried, the printing sequence was as follows: medium yellow, red, pink, violet, light blue, green and fluorescent red (relief, magnesium plate); blakc (woodcut); blue (relief, magnesium plate). Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese; plate preparation and processing by Kenneth Tyler and Pete Duchess; woodblock preparation by Swan Engraving; proofing by Reeves, Strianese and Tyler; 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 FIVE I / CIRCUIT WOODBLOCK" [on paper tag] verso: inscribed upper right, black marker "TALLADEGA FIVE"
Dimensions: wood 152.2 h x 122.2 w x 1.4 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1981; Walker Arts Centre (1987), 561; Axsom (2016), 138
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.110
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy