Frank STELLA, Imola three II Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1936

Imola three II 1981
Collection Title: the 'Circuits' series 1982-84
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, relief colour woodcut, engraving printed from one woodblock and three plates. 8 runs: 1 paper pressing; 7 runs from 5 magnesium plates and 2 woodblocks Support: white, wove, handmade, lagged-up TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition of 30: plus 10AP; 6TP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1982

Edition Notes: Woodblock and plates 7 and 8, colour impression handcoloured on lagged-up TGL paper. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Laser-cut woodblock preparation by Swan Engraving. Plate preparation and processing by Kenneth Tyler and Pete Duchess. Proofing by Tyler, Reeves and Strianese. Edition printing by Reeves and Strianese. A 28 colour relief, woodcut printed in seven runs from five magnesium plates and two woodblocks.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscibed lower left corner, pencil "Imola Three II / woodblock + plate VII & VIII / handcolored/ on lagged up handmade paper" [vertically] verso: inscibed lower left corner, pencil "FS81-594" verso: inscibed lower right corner, pencil "1[encircled] WOOD BLOCK - BLACK / Primrose yellow / FIRE RED"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 160.2 h x 120.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 602; TGL print documentation, 1984; Axsom (2016), 142.1.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1624.2
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy