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United States of America born 1936

Bene come il sale 1989 Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio, relief colour etching, aquatint, relief printed from3 runs from 1 irregularly shaped magnesium plate, 1 assembled plate made from 3 irregularly shaped plates (2 magnesium, 1 copper), and 1 assembled plate made from 12 irregularly shaped magnesium plates Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturers mark
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition of 50; plus 18AP; TP; 3CTP; SP; 4WP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1989

Edition Notes: One unsigned impression of purple shaped centre plate printed. Papermaking by Tom Strianese, Paul Imboden and John Fulton. Magnesium plate preparation and processing by Kenneth Tyler and Pete Duchess. Copper plate preparation and processing by Anthony Kirk and Mark Mahaffey. Proofing by Kirk, Mahaffey and Tyler assisted by Bob Cross, Brian Maxwell, Doug Humes and Tom DeBolt. Edition printing by Kirk, Mahaffey, Maxwell and Humes. 2 colour (using purple and dark purple) etching, aquatint, relief printed from one irregularly shaped magnesium plate, one assembled plate made from three irregularly shaped plates (two magnesium, one copper) and one assembled plate made from 12 irregularly shaped magnesium plates.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "FS86-899 / Bene come il Sale"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 199.0 h x 148.7 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Tyler Graphics print documentation, 1989; Axsom (2016), 184
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.794.5
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy