Frank STELLA, The Fountain Enlarge 1 /1

On display on Level 2

Frank STELLA

United States of America born 1936

The Fountain 1992 Title Notes: 006-003
Creation Notes: published 1992
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, intaglio, stencil, collage colour woodcut, etching, aquatint, relief, drypoint, screenprint, collage, printed from three woodblocks - one inlaid with 26 irregulary shaped copper plates and 17 irregularly shaped magnesium plates, a second woodblock inlaid with 43 irregularly shaped copper plates and 11 irregularly shaped magnesium plates, and a third woodblock inlaid with six irregularly shaped copper plates and two magnesium plates, two screens, with hand-colouring on three sheets Support: natural, handmade, hand-coloured, triple-layered kozo fibre and handmade, natural gampi fibre
Impression: 4/8
Edition: edition of 8: plus 2 artist's proofs; trial proof; colour trial proof; work proof; 2 right to print proofs; archive copy
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1992

Edition Notes: Papermaking by Fuji Paper Mills Coop. Woodblock construction and preparation by Kevin Falco, Yasuyuki Shibata, Paul Stillpass assisted by Scott Lewis, Eric Ting. Proofing by Falco, Shibata, Tyler, Lewis, Jed Marshall, Robert Meyer, Tom Strianese, Stillpass. Magnesium plate preparation and processing by Swan Engraving and Anthony Kirk. Copper plate preparation by Falco, Shibata. Processing and proofing by Kirk. Proofing of assembled printing elements by Kathy Cho, Falco, Susan Hover, Doug Humes, Kirk, Brian Maxwell, Marshall, Meyer, Shibata, Strianese, Tyler. Screen preparation, proofing and edition printing by Michael Mueller. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Mueller, Shibata, Rolf Kaul. Paper colouring by Tyler. (See 'Notes' section for printing technique).
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil "F.Stella 90" (centre sheet)
Secondary Insc: numbered lower right, pencil "4/8" (centre sheet)
Tertiary Insc: screenprinted lower right, grey ink, TGL chopmark [hexagon] (centre sheet) verso: inscribed lower left, pencil "FS90-2071" (centre sheet)
Dimensions: left sheet 91 h x 125 w inches centre sheet 91 h x 122 w inches right sheet 91 h x 45 w inches overall 231.1 h x 700.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Axsom (2016), 212
Acknowledgement: Gift of Orde Poynton Esq. CMG 1999
Accession No: NGA 99.2.1-3
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy