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Frank STELLA

United States of America born 1936

The Fountain 1992 Description: Panel B - centre sheet
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, triple-layered kozo fibre, handmade hand-coloured, 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. 67 colours (including one colour paper). The inlaid plates for each of the woodblocks were inked seperately and assembled on the woodblock before printing. Each of the three woodblocks with the assembled inlaid plates was inked seperately. Colours were also screenprinted on a natural gampi paper and shapes were cut and collaged to the print. Six additional dye colours were sprayed onto the print.
Primary Insc: Signed and dated l.r., pencil "F.Stella 90" (centre sheet)
Secondary Insc: Numbered l.r., pencil "4/8" (centre sheet)
Tertiary Insc: Screenprinted, l.r., grey ink, TGL chopmark [hexagon] (centre sheet) Verso: inscribed l.l., 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 99.2.2