Frank STELLA, Grodno (I) Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1936

Grodno (I) 1975
Collection Title: the 'Paper reliefs' series, 1975
Title Notes: 003-002
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, paperwork, paper pulp relief, hand coloured with paper pulp, dyes and dry pigments Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Impression: right to print
Edition: edition of 26 plus 9 trial proofs; right to print proof; printer's proof; archive proof
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1975

Edition Notes: The relief mould was constructed by Betty Fiske and Kim Tyler, from brass screening and mahogany slats sewn together with brass wire. The moulds were dipped into a cotton slurry to form a thick relief of paper pulp, which was hand patted to improve the edge definition. The first trials were formed by John Koller and Kenneth Tyler. The edition reliefs were formed by John and Kathleen Koller at HMP. Frank Stella was assisted by John Koller and Kenneth Tyler in the hand colouring of the newly made paper pulp reliefs with paper pulp, dyes and dry pigments. On the editioned works, additional collaged HMP paper pieces were added. Once the reliefs were dry and removed from their moulds, the artist applied acrylic, casein, watercolour and metallic paints.
Primary Insc: verso: signed and dated lower centre, in pencil 'F. Stella '75'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, TGL chop
Dimensions: comp and sheet 61.2 h x 51.0 w x 3.2 d cm
Cat Raisonné: Tyler Graphics catalogue raisonne 1974-1985 (1987); 542:FS1; Axsom (2016), 106.1
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1975
Accession No: NGA 75.571
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy