United States of America 1944 – 2005

Pharalope 1992
Collection Title: the 'Shorebirds identification chart' series 1992
Title Notes: 051-003
Materials & Technique: prints, relief linocut Support: thin, white, cast, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition of 23 plus 6AP, RTP, PPI, PPII, A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1992

Edition Notes: Experimental paper printed in black from lino block. TGL papermaking by Tom Strianese and Jed Marshall. Aluminum plate preparation and processing, proofing and edition printing of all printing elements by Lee Funderburg. Embossing by Michael Mueller. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Mueller and Scott Lewis. 6 colour (including one white paper and one coloured paper) woodcut, relief, lithograph, embossing, collage printed on two sheets from three woodblocks, one aluminum plate and one linoleum block. The following colours were printed: yellow, black, white and blue-grey. The bottom layer was embossed and the two layers were adhered. The papers for the top layer were created by the artist in January and February of 1989 while collaborating with papermakers at the Gandhi Ashram paper mill in Ahmadabad, India. At the mill, the papers were stitched together and were untied at TGL leaving perforations in the surface.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed lower left corner , pencil "AS91-2090"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 56.2 h x 56.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Tyler Graphics documentation (1992)
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.531.3
Image rights: © Alan Shields