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Frank STELLA

United States of America born 1936

Pergusa three double 1984
Collection Title: the 'Circuits' series 1982-84
Materials & Technique: prints, handmade, hand-coloured pressed paper pulp Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper, handcoloured using stencils
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: upper right corner, TGL hexagon [Panel A]
Impression: Set of coloured dyed papers similar to edition
Edition: edition of 30: plus 10AP; 3TP; 2WP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1984

Edition Notes: One of two sets (top and bottom sheets) without printing. A 74 colour (10 dye colours and 64 ink colours) relief, screenprint, woodcut, engraving printed from seven magnesium plates, nine screens and one woodblock. first, a newly made white pulp base sheet was coloured with the following dyes: yellow, light orange, red-orange, red, magenta, pale light purple, light purple, purple, blue and yellow-green. This was pressed and dried. The printing for the top sheet was as follows: (woodblock) silver; (relief, four magnesium plates), yellow-ochre, red, red-violet, blue, blue-green, black; light yellow, medium yellow, green, black; red, blue; light yellow, yellow-ochre, orange light red, red, magenta, violet, blue, green, yellow-green, grey, black; (6 screens), Yellow; light blue, blue-green; light blue-green; black; red; medium yellow and red. The printing for the bottom sheet was as follows: (relief, four magnesium plates), silver; light yellow, yellow-ochre, orange, light red, red, magenta, violet, blue, green, yellow-green, grey, black; yellow; medium yellow, blue, black; yellow-ochre, red, red-violet, yellow-green, black; (eight screens), orange; violet; pink; green; yellow and red; black; red; yellow. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Plate preparationa nd processing by Kenneth Tyler and Pete Duchess. Laser cut woodblock preparation by Swan Engraving. Proofing and edition printing by Reeves and Strianese.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed lower right, pencil "Top panel / FS81-666 / Pergusa Three Double" [panel A] embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] [panel B] verso: inscribed lower right, pencil "Bottom panel / FS81-666 / Pergusa Three Double" [diagonally] [Panel B]
Dimensions: top panel 131.0 h x 168.0 w cm bottom 130.8 h x 168.0 w cm overall 261.8 h x 168.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 605; TGL print documentation, 1984.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1192.A-B