United States of America
La penna di hu (black and white)
Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Creation Notes: Frank Stella began working on 'La penna di hu (black and white)' in 1987. The work was editioned in 1988.
Materials & Technique:
relief, etching, aquatint printed from 1 run from 1 assembled plate made from 33 irregularly shaped plates (20 magnesium, 13 copper)
Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition: edition of 42; plus 14AP; 4CTP; 2TP; 2WP; SP; RTP; PPI; PPII: A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1988
Edition Notes: Two colours printed: red-black and blue-black. The magnesium and copper plates used to make the assembled plate were cut and mounted onto plywood backing by Frank Stella who was assisted by Kenneth Tyler, Steve Reeves, Tom Strianese, Rodney Konopaki, Bob Cross, Mark Mahaffey and Michael Herstand. Papermaking by Strianese, Tom DeBolt and Marcella Morgese. Magnesium plate preparation and processing by Tyler and Pete Duchess. Copper plate preparation and processing by Mahaffey. Proofing and edition printing by Anthony Kirk, Mahaffey, Cross and DeBolt assisted by Hutcheson and Jim Lefkowitz.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right corner, pencil "F. Stella '87"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "T.P.1"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon]
verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "FS87-897"
comp and sheet
x 147.4 w
: TGL print documentation, 1988; The Japan Association of Art Museums (1992), 117; Axsom (2016), 183
: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
: NGA 2002.1.850.1-5