United States of America
La penna di hu (black and white)
Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique:
relief, etching, aquatint printed from one assembled plate comprised of 20 irregularly shaped magnesium plates and 13 irregularly shaped copper plates
Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition of 42; plus 14AP; 4CTP; 2TP; 2WP; SP; RTP; PPI; PPII: A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1988
Edition Notes: One unsigned proof similar to edition (brown blacks in original lighter than edition) on TGL white.
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: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon]
verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "La penna di hu (B + W)"
comp and sheet
x 148.4 w
: TGL print documentation, 1988; The Japan Association of Art Museums (1992), 117; Axsom (2016), 183
: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
: NGA 2002.1.850.5
: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy