United States of America
Lessons from the Russian
1999 Description: colophon page
Collection Title: a portfolio of 21 mezzotints and colour engravings, 21 lithographic text pages, title page, half title page, colophon page and mezzotint collaged slipcase
Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Creation Notes: Collaboration on this project was from 1993 to 1999.
Materials & Technique:
prints, portfolios, planographic colour lithograph Support: white, laid, handmade, Auvergne ala main paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: upper left corner "1326 / [heart] / Richard de Bas" and lower right corner "Auvergne ala main"
Edition: edition of 20 plus 6AP, 4TP, CTP, PPI, PPII, A, C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1999
Edition Notes: A portfolio of 21 mezzotints with engraving by the artist, illuminating three poems by Lee Blessing, with title, half title and 21 text and colophon pages printed in lithography. The portfolio is encased in a paper folio with mezzotint collage on the front cover and lithographic lettering along the spine. Text set in Bodega Sans Black. Collaboration on the project was from 1993 to 1999. The artist created twenty mezzotints on copper plates for a series of prints published in 1996, the Santos-Santeros. Many of these plates were reworked for the printing of this portfolio.
Collaboration with the artist and project supervision by Kenneth Tyler, paper making of folio cover by Tom Strianese and John Hutcheson. Folio construction by Kimberley Bursic assisted by Anthony Kirk, Bursic and Yasuyuki Shibata. Aluminum plate preparation, processing, proofing and edition printing by Hutcheson. Typography design by Lorraine Ferguson.
Primary Insc: signed and dated centre right, blue pencil " 1999/ Steven Sorman" and pencil "Lee Blessing"
Secondary Insc: numbered centre right, pencil "2/20"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop
sheet 29.6 h x 20.6 w cm
: TGL print documentation, 1999
: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002 Accession No
: NGA 2002.1.639.45