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Alan SHIELDS

United States of America 1944 – 2005

Odd-job 1984
Collection Title: the 'Lattice paper mixed media print' series 1984
Title Notes: 021-002
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, paperwork colour woodcut, paper pulp with stitching Support: white, wove, handmade, lattice string, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition of 46 plus 17AP, TP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1984

Edition Notes: Experimental string paper. A 24 colour, including one white paper and two coloured papers, woodcut, etching, relief, stitching, collage printed from one copper plate, two magnesium plates, one assembled plate made from 20 concentric wood rings in a rectangular frame, one assembled plate made from a carved woodblock in a rectangular frame, and one assembled plate made from diamond shaped woodblocks. The following colours were printed on the light yellow-ochre paper: green, grey (woodcut, concentric rings); red and metallic green (woodcut, carved block); yellow, orange, red, blue, green and yellow-green (etching, copper plate). The following colours were printed on the white paper: yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue and grey (woodcut, diamond shaped blocks). The following colours were printed on the blue paper: red and cerulean blue (relief, magnesium plate); brown and grey (relief, magnesium plate). The light yellow-ochre paper was torn in two pieces and the papers were adhered and stitched together. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Laser cut woodblock preparation and magnesium plate preparation by Swan Engraving. Proofing and edition printing by Rodney Konopaki and Bob Cross. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Konopaki and Cross.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "AS83-720"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 92.5 h x 68.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987); 506; TGL print documentation, 1984
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.530.2
Image rights: © Alan Shields