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United States of America 1933 – 2017

House of fire 1989 Title Notes: 002-000
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, paper pulp, planographic, collage paper pulp and colour lithography Support: white, wove, handmade, handcoloured, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: colour trial proof 1
Edition: edition of 54: plus 12AP; 3CTP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1989

Edition Notes: Papermaking by Tom Strianese, Paul Imboden and John Fulton. Image stencils hand-cut by Michael Mueller. Paper colouring by artist assisted by Strianese, Imboden, Fulton and Kenneth Tyler. Plate preparation, processing, proofing and edition printing by Lee Funderburg. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Fulton, Jim Lefkowitz, Kathy Cho and Doug Humes. 33 colour coloured pressed paper pulp work with lithograph collage elements. First, one newly made white base sheet was uniquely coloured by the artist with the following dyed pulp colours applied by spraying with a pattern pistol through hand-cut plastic stencils: titanium white, light yellow, dark yellow, pink, light red, orange, medium red and dark red. The paper was pressed and dried. The following colours were printed from an aluminum lithography plate for the collage elements: (window blind element) blue-green; (bag element) transparent grey, grey-brown, red-brown; (groceries element) yellow, red, light green, dark green, brown, purple; (top lipstick element) transparent black, pink, red, orange, blue, yellow, black; (bottom lipstick element) transparent black, pink, red, transparent red, blue, magenta, yellow, black. After printing, the collage elements were cut and adhered to the paper pulp using archival adhesive.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right corner, pencil "James Rosenquist 1989"
Secondary Insc: titled lower left corner, pencil "House of Fire" inscribed lower left corner, pencil "color trial / 1/3"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "JR88 791" verso: inscribed upper left corner, purple pen "PROOF # 1 / 1/12/89"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 151.1 h x 302.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Tyler Graphics Documentation (1989)
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.376.2
Image rights: © James Rosenquist/VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy