James ROSENQUIST, Where the water goes Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1933

Where the water goes 1989
Collection Title: the "Welcome to the Water planet" series 1989
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic colour lithograph Support: white, wove, machine mouldmade paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: signed proof
Edition: edition of 32: plus 10AP; TP; RTP; PPI; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1989

Edition Notes: A signed colour lithograph AP "trap" print, printed in deep magenta/black. A 26 colour, coloured pressed paper pulp work with lithography collage elements adhered. First, one newly made white base sheet was uniquely coloured by the artist with the following dyed pulp colours applied with ladles and by spraying with a pattern pistol through hand-cut plastic stencils: pink, green, black, dark blue, light blue, magenta, cerulean blue, titanium white and yellow. The paper was then pressed and dried. The following colours were each printed from an aluminium lithography plate for the collage elements: (bird element) blue-green, transparent black, brown; (large face element) brown, red, blue, dark brown; (drain element) black; (shell element) blue-black; (sink element) transparent red-black; (top element) black. After printing, the collage elements were cut and adhered to the paper pulp using archival adhesive. Image stencils hand-cut by Strianese, Imboden, Fulton, Michael Mueller and Henry McGee. Paper colouring by the artist assisted by Strianese, Imboden, Fulton and Kenneth Tyler. Plate preparation, processing, proofing and edition printing by Lee Funderburg and John Hutcheson assisted by Fulton. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Fulton, Lefkowitz and Mueller.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil "James Rosenquist 1988"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left, pencil "AP trap"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop inscribed lower left corner, pencil "Where the Water Goes JR88-968"
Dimensions: comp 102.4 h x 65.8 w cm sheet 117.0 h x 89.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1989.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1776
Image rights: © James Rosenquist/VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy