Spanning nearly four decades, the history of the Tyler workshops is a rich and complex one, weaving together artists, printers, papermakers, industry collaborators, photographers, writers, film makers, curators, family and friends. Over the years, many of these people sat, mused and even worked in an antique barber’s chair carefully selected by Ken Tyler for the studio. In today’s post, Tyler reveals the story of this unusual workshop fixture. In 1965, when I set up […]
Categories: Behind-the-scenes, Gemini GEL, Gemini Ltd., Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: artists, candid photography, Gemini GEL, Gemini Ltd, Kenneth Tyler, Koken barber chair, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Tyler Graphics Ltd
Anthony Kirk was head of the etching department at Tyler Graphics from 1988 until 2000. Here, Kirk reflects on his experiences at TGL
Categories: Behind-the-scenes, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Anthony Kirk, aquatint, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, etching, Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler, intaglio, Joan Mitchell, John Walker, Kenneth Tyler, master printer, Tyler Graphics Ltd
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.
For many, Easter conjures up memories of early morning egg hunts and gorging on chocolate. To celebrate we thought we’d share these charming Polaroids from the Kenneth Tyler Photographic Collection which show the Tyler Graphics team and their children mid-hunt on a sunny morning in 1986.
This month the Center for Contemporary Graphic Art and Tyler Graphics Archive Collection (CCGA and TGAC) celebrates its 20th anniversary. Located in the Japanese city of Sukagawa, Fukushima Prefecture, the CCGA is an exhibition, study, and storage facility which houses a collection of more than 100,000 items.
The 1976 documentary film Reaching out: Ken Tyler, master printer takes viewers into renowned print workshop Gemini GEL, Los Angeles, providing us with behind-the-scenes footage of master printer Ken Tyler at work with Roy Lichtenstein and David Hockney.
Happy New Year!! We hope you’ve all had a fantastic, restorative break with family and friends and are looking forward to 2015 as much as we are. In the spirit of new beginnings, today we celebrate the 28th anniversary of the opening of the Tyler Graphics workshop and gallery at Mount Kisco, New York in 1987. Featuring a custom-built paper mill, gallery space, artist studio and press room, the new facilities paved the way for projects of unprecedented scale and […]
Categories: Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: anniversary, Helen Frankenthaler, James Rosenquist, Kenneth Tyler, Mount Kisco, opening, PARTY, printmaking, prints, Robert Motherwell, Steven Sorman, Tyler Graphics Ltd
We wish all our readers a safe and happy festive season and best wishes for the coming year. We look forward to bringing you more news and information from the Kenneth Tyler Printmaking Collection in 2015.
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