The art world mourns the loss of American abstractionist Ellsworth Kelly, who passed away on 27 December 2015 at the age of 92.
As a close friend, I’ve been exceptionally fortunate to have known Bill for fifty two years. We collaborated on various print and sculptural projects from 1963 to 2000. He was a talented artist, excelling as a draftsman, sculptor and printmaker.
Categories: Artists • Tags: artist, Garo Antreasian, Gemini GEL, Gemini Ltd, industry, John Herron School of Art, Kenneth Tyler, lithograph, Los Angeles, printmaking, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Tyler Graphics Ltd, William Crutchfield
Robert Zakanitch – a key exponent of the 1970s Pattern and Decoration movement – arrived at Tyler Graphics in 1979 with little printmaking experience. Despite this, by 1981 he had produced six editions and two large series of unique paper pulp works featuring floral motifs and curvilinear forms in vibrant colours.
A recent morning spent at a book fair saw me trawling through old exhibition catalogues and artist biographies, emerging an hour later with an armful of pre-loved volumes and a sudden desire to learn more about a different kind of art book – the artists’ book. The focus of much debate over the years, in the context of this post the term is used to signify those books which are made or conceived by artists, and that are ‘dependent upon the […]
Categories: Artists, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: artists' books, El negro, Helen Frankenthaler, John Altoon, Kenneth Tyler, lithography, poetry, printmaking, Rafael Alberti, Robert Creeley, Robert Motherwell, Tyler Graphics Ltd
Collage was a Surrealist inspired art practice adopted by Motherwell. Originally invented by Cubist artists such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, collage combines different visual elements together to create multi-faceted compositions. Motherwell first made collages with Jackson Pollock for a 1943 exhibition, and later compared the process to creating a personal journal: Collage somehow came to be my joy, and has been ever since. Also it has another function: sometimes I get stuck in painting … and often, after […]
A look at Motherwell’s continued use of a single motif
Categories: Artists, Exhibitions, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Abstract Expressionism, exhibitions, Kenneth Tyler, lithograph, lithography, National Gallery of Australia, paper pulp, poetry, printmaking, prints, Robert Motherwell, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics Ltd
This week we’ve been busy installing Robert Motherwell: At five in the afternoon, which opens on Saturday. It has been wonderful to see the show come together – from wall colours to framing to lighting – after months of preparation. Thank you to everyone who has made the exhibition possible, it really is a team effort. In the coming months we will look more in-depth at the artist and the works on display, so keep an eye out. Here are some behind-the-scenes shots […]
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Exhibitions • Tags: Abstract Expressionism, Collage, etching, exhibitions, Installation, Kenneth Tyler, lithography, National Gallery of Australia, paper pulp, printmaking, Robert Motherwell, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics Ltd
As curators we have a tendency to focus on the artwork, the finished product; however this is only ever part of the equation. The technical nature of printmaking often necessitates collaboration and team work in order to successfully execute a print. Indeed, the prodigious output of the Tyler workshops was reliant on the efforts of a dedicated and hard-working team of talented printers and staff, a fact which we have endeavoured to reflect on the Team page of our website. The […]
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Claes Oldenburg, David Hockney, Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler, John Hutcheson, Kenneth Noland, Kenneth Tyler, lithography, National Gallery of Australia, papermaking, Per Inge Bjørlo, printmaking, prints, Robert Motherwell, Roy Lichtenstein, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics Ltd
Julia Greenstreet, Curatorial Assistant, Kenneth Tyler Collection, reflects on the prints of Anni Albers – one of the 20th century’s most influential textile artists and a brilliant printmaker. Anni Albers (1899 – 1994) began her career as a weaver and only turned to printmaking when she was in her sixties. At the core of both her textiles and prints are a set of fundamental principles established during her years at the Bauhaus Weaving Workshop which guide her creative process […]
Categories: Artists, Gemini GEL, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Anni Albers, aquatint, Bauhaus, etching, Gemini GEL, Josef Albers, Kenneth Tyler, lithograph, lithography, National Gallery of Australia, printmaking, prints, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, textiles, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics Ltd, weaving
Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix may have shut its doors but for those interested in the Pop master and his working methods, there’s more! Ken Tyler and Marabeth Cohen-Tyler’s visit to the National Gallery of Australia in July last year presented a significant opportunity to learn more about Roy Lichtenstein and his print projects direct from Tyler, the master printer with whom he had a long and fruitful collaboration. Video and audio content captured during this visit is now available on […]
Following our recent look at Anthony Caro’s paper sculptures produced at Tyler Graphics we wanted to discuss the importance of papermaking in Tyler’s workshops and the innovative ways in which handmade papers were used. As this story spans almost four decades we’ve just touched on a few things here and hope to explore it further in the new year with a dedicated ‘paper page’ on our website. Upon opening his own workshop in 1965, Tyler began a long and involved […]
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Gemini GEL, Tyler Graphics Ltd, Uncategorized • Tags: France, Gemini GEL, paper pulp, papermaking, Richard de Bas paper mill, Robert Rauschenberg, Tyler Graphics Ltd
It is with regret that we report the death of Anthony Caro, who passed away on October 23 at the age of 89. Caro was one of the great modernist sculptors; an artist whose explorations of space, form and materials continued throughout his distinguished career. Caro was best known for his abstract sculptures in steel and other metals. Duccio variations no.7 – a generous donation to the American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia by Ken and Marabeth Tyler […]
Categories: Artists, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Anthony Caro, Kenneth Tyler, National Gallery London, National Gallery of Australia, paper pulp, printmaking, prints, sculptor, sculpture, Tyler Graphics Ltd
In 1964 Roy Lichtenstein was joined by 27 of his contemporaries in contributing lithographic illustrations to One Cent Life, a volume of poems by Walasse Ting. Visitors to Roy Lichtenstein: Pop remix have the rare opportunity to view sections of this significant publication, in which Ting’s ‘raunchy Pidgin English’ is united with the work of key artists including Joan Mitchell, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. Ting, a Chinese-American poet, printer and painter, produced several illustrated portfolios over the […]
Categories: Artists, Uncategorized • Tags: Abstract Expressionism, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, Joan Mitchell, Kenneth Tyler, lithograph, lithography, National Gallery of Australia, One Cent Life, poetry, Pop art, prints, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Sam Francis, Tamarind, Tyler Collection, Walasse Ting
Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm June 4 – July 5 2013 http://www.wetterlinggallery.com/ On June 4 the Wetterling Gallery in Stockholm opened a new exhibition of Frank Stella’s recent sculptures. The large brightly coloured works are a continuation of the Scarlatti Sonata Kilpatric series that Stella began in 2006, which explores the dynamic sense of movement achieved in music. You can read more about the sculptures and the exhibition here: http://www.wetterlinggallery.com/exhibitions/frank-stella-recent-work Ken and Marabeth Tyler joined Stella in Stockholm for the opening of the exhibition, and took the […]
Categories: Artists, Exhibitions, Galleries, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: exhibitions, Frank Stella, Kenneth Tyler, National Gallery of Australia, Per Inge Bjørlo, Tyler Graphics Ltd, Wetterling Gallery