United States of America
Avenue of poplars
Description: one of eight colour lithographs
Collection Title: an incomplete 'Poems' portfolio
Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Creation Notes: Joan Mitchell created the colour lithographs in March 1992.
Materials & Technique:
colour lithograph printed from three aluminium plates, crayon
Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: trial proof III
Edition: edition of 76; RTP, PPII, 12AP's, 6TP's, TGLimp.
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1992
Edition Notes: Incomplete set. With slip case and portfolio box. No contents page on verso of 'Joie de vivre'. This set is missing "In time" and "Sky". Colours printed: red, blue, navy blue, yellow.
In March of 1992, Joan Mitchell collaborated with Kenneth Tyler on the design and creation of the book which consists of eight lithographs illuminating the poetry of Nathan Kernan, with title and colophon pages, paper folio, and cloth-covered box. The sequence of the book is as follows: paper folio (made of recycled proofs of previous Mitchell prints completed at Tyler Graphics), title page, table of contents, 'Joie de vivre', 'In time', 'Morning', 'Cobble Hill', 'Mornings on the bridge', 'Sky', Urn burial', 'Avenue of poplars' and colophon. Papermaking by Tom Strianese, Jed Marshall and Robert Meyer; prep work for continuous-tone lithography and preparation of toner crayon drawing material by Kenneth Tyler; plate preparation, processing, proofing and edition printing by Lee Funderburg; typography by Emsworth Design Inc., box by Portfolio Inc.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: text printed lithographically, lower left corner, grey ink "Avenue of Poplars"
x 33.0 w
x 35.8 w
: TGL print documentation, 1992
: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
: NGA 2002.1.788.9
: © Estate of Joan Mitchell