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Frank STELLA

United States of America born 1936

Swoonarie matrix 1994 Description: matrix used in the printing of 'Swoonarie'

Collection Title: the 'Imaginary places' series 1994-97
Creation Notes: 4/1/94- 15/12/94
Materials & Technique: prints, matrices, plywood, aluminum, magnesium and copper printing plate used for relief and intaglio printing one plywood base woodblock with 12 irregularly shaped crushed aluminum metal plates, 23 irregularly shaped magnesium plates, nine irregularly shaped copper plates. woodblock is made from two wood panels adhered together. Woodblock was carved to accommodate the various depths of the different plates Support: nine ply, one veneer plywood block
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: matrix
Edition: edition of 30: plus 12AP, 5TP, CTP, 2WP, RTP, PPI, PPII, PPIII, TGLimp., A, C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1994

Edition Notes: 43 colour etching, aquatint, relief, screenprint, lithograph, woodcut on white TGL, handmade paper printed in 38 runs from one screen, five alumimum plates and one assembled plate made from one base woodblock, 12 irregularly shaped crushed metal plates, 23 irregularly shaped magnesium plates, and 9 irregularly shaped copper plates.The woodblock was made from two wood panels adhered together. Wood was selected as a base because the crushed metal plates were of irregular thickness. The wood was carved to accommodate the various depths of the different plates. Papermaking by Tom Strianese and Robert Meyer; collaboration with artist on original collage and supervision of print by Kenneth Tyler; copper plate preparation and processing by Anthony Kirk; woodblock preparation by Kirk, Suan Hover and Yasuyuki Shibata; magnesium plate preparation and processing by Swan Engraving; preparation, proofing, and edition printing of assembled plate by Kirk, Brian Maxwell, Hover, Shibata and Kathy Cho; screen preparation, proofing, and edition printing by Michael Mueller; aluminum plate preparation and processing by Lee Funderburg; proofing and edtion printing by Funderburg and Kevin Falco
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: inscribed upper right edge, blue marker "TOP OF PLATE"
Dimensions: wood 108.0 h x 144.8 w x 3.0 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1994
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1514
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