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United States of America 1928 – Italy 2005

  • Italy from 1981

Prime moments III 1999 Title Notes: 004-001
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, stencil, intaglio colour lithograph, screeprint, etching, aquatint, hand painted from 14 aluminum plates, four screens, and three copper plates Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: trial proof I
Edition: edition: 40 plus 10 AP, 4 TP, RTP, PPI, PPII, PPIII, TGLimp., A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: Mount Kisco, New York
Date Published: 1999

Edition Notes: A 45 colour lithograph, screenprint, etching, aquatint, hand painted on 26 white TGL, handmade paper. 39 of the colours were printed in 27 runs with 14 aluminum plates, four screens, and three copper plates. Six of the colours were hand painted on each impression after printing. Collaboration with artist and project supervision by Kenneth Tyler, papermaking by John Hutcheson and Christopher Creyts. Aluminium plate preparation and processing by Hutcheson, Tyler, and Creyts, copper plate preparation, processing, proofing, and edition printing by Anthony Kirk and Kimberley Bursic. Screen preparation, processing, proofing, and edition printing by Michael Mueller assisted by Rolf Kaul. Hand painted by Tom Strianese and Michael Mueller.
Primary Insc: signed lower left corner, pencil "AH"; not dated
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "TPI" verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "SCREEN CTP SLIGHT VARIATION OK Ist GREEN (=YELLOW) PAPER / TURN AT 26 1/4" verso: inscribed upper right corner, pencil "BROWN IS DARK" [vertical]
Dimensions: comp 67.6 h x 92.6 w cm sheet 67.6 h x 92.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1999
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1509.2
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