Ronald DAVIS

United States of America born 1937

Twin wave 1979 Title Notes: 013-001
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, intaglio colour screenprint, lithograph printed from two screens, seven aluminium plates, and one stone on hand dyed paper Support: white, wove, handmade, handcoloured, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: lower right corner, TGL hexagon
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition of 50 plus 12 artist's proofs; 3 colour trial proofs; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; archive copy; cancellation proof
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Bedford Village, New York
Date Published: 1979

Edition Notes: A 34 colour (including five pulp colours, three dye colours and 26 ink colours) screenprint, lithograph printed from two screens, seven aluminium plates and one stone. Orange, yellow-ochre, dark red, violet and medium purple pulps were used. Yellow, purple and green dyes were then applied on a newly made white pulp base sheet. This was pressed and dryed. Pink, light blue, light violet, light blue-green, yellow-green, medium blue, yellow-ochre, medium grey, medium brown and transparent dark brown were printed from screen #1. Yellw, dark green, medium violet, medium orange, dark orange, violet, medium purple and dark green were printed from screen #2. (Each screen colour was printed separately. As each colour was printeed, the screen was blocked out.) Pink, purple, red-brown, transparent brown, dark brown, dark blue and yellow were printed from aluminium plates. Dark brown was printed from a stone. Papermaking was by Lindsay Green and Lee Funderburg. The experimental trials and standard proof paper colouring was by the artist assisted by Kenneth Tyler and Green, and paper colouring by Funderburg. Stone preparation, processing and proofing by Tyler. Plate preparation and processing by John Hutcheson. Stone and plate proofing and edition printing by Hutcheson. Screen preparation, processing, proofing and edition printing by Kim Halliday.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "RD78-403"
Dimensions: comp 68.2 h x 96.4 w cm sheet 81.6 h x 106.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1979; Walker Art Centre (1987), 170
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.941.2
Image rights: © Ronald Davis, Arroyo Seco, New Mexico