United States of America
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
Edition: edition 30: plus 10AP, 2WP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A
Publisher: TYLER WORKSHOP LTD.
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"
wood 152.2 h x 122.2 w x 1.4 d cm
: TGL print documentation, 1981; Walker Arts Centre (1987), 561; Axsom (2016), 138
: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002 Accession No
: NGA 2002.1.110 Image rights
: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy