Kenneth NOLAND

United States of America 1924 – 2010

Circle I, I-2 1978
Collection Title: the 'Handmade paper project' 1978
Title Notes: 002-001
Materials & Technique: prints, paperwork, monograph, planographic coloured, pressed paper pulp, monoprint, lithograph Support: coloured, pressed paper pulp
Impression: unique
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Bedford Village, New York
Date Published: 1978

Edition Notes: The Handmade Paper Project was the first papermaking collaboration to take place at the workshop in the paper mill Kenneth Tyler designed and completed in 1978. Kenneth Noland collaborated with Tyler and Lindsay Green for several months that year, creating nearly 400 unique paperworks in five series, Namely Circle I (110 works), Circle II (110 works), Horizontal Stripes (104 works), Diagonal Stripes (27 works) and Paris (21 works). Noland experimented with colours and textures, mixing pulp slurries with a variety of pigments and dyes. He often added bits of coloured paper, wool, and silk thread to the pulp and placed bits of material on the couched and applied layers. This material was embedded in the pulp by direct application and pressing and the coching layers of cotton gauze or colored pulp on top of it as in Circle I, Circle II and Horizontal Stripes, For Circle I, Circle II and Horizontal Stripes V and VII. Kim Halliday screenprinted or John Hutcheson lithographed monoprint layers of transparent inks on some of the papers after they had been pressed and dried. Papermaking by Kenneth Tyler and Lindsay Green; project assistance by Duane Mitch, Anthony D'Ancona, Rodney Konopaki and Susan Millar.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil "KNOLAND 78"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner with blindstamp
Dimensions: comp 50.6 h x 41.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 79.2898
Image rights: © Kenneth Noland/VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy