Frank STELLA, La penna di hu (black and white) Enlarge 1 /1

Frank STELLA

United States of America born 1936

La penna di hu (black and white) 1988 Materials & Technique: prints, relief, intaglio relief, etching, aquatint printed from one assembled plate comprised of 20 irregularly shaped magnesium plates and 13 irregularly shaped copper plates Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition of 42; plus 14AP; 4CTP; 2TP; 2WP; SP; RTP; PPI; PPII: A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1988

Edition Notes: One unsigned proof similar to edition (brown blacks in original lighter than edition) on TGL white. The magnesium and copper plates used to make the assembled plate were cut and mounted onto plywood backing by Frank Stella who was assisted by Kenneth Tyler, Steve Reeves, Tom Strianese, Rodney Konopaki, Bob Cross, Mark Mahaffey and Michael Herstand. Papermaking by Strianese, Tom DeBolt and Marcella Morgese. Magnesium plate preparation and processing by Tyler and Pete Duchess. Copper plate preparation and processing by Mahaffey. Proofing and edition printing by Anthony Kirk, Mahaffey, Cross and DeBolt assisted by Hutcheson and Jim Lefkowitz.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "La penna di hu (B + W)"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 197.8 h x 148.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1988; The Japan Association of Art Museums (1992), 117; Axsom (2016), 183
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.850.5
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy