With the support of the Tyler Graphics team, Frank Stella was able to create innovative prints that radically reinterpreted the possibilities of printmaking processes and materials. One of our favourite stories about working with Stella is Rodney Konopaki’s recollections of using 17,000 Q-tips to remove ink from the intaglio plates for the Swan engravings series. This project, which developed concurrently with the ground-breaking Circuits series, was radical for the way sculptural cut-offs were assembled onto a board to create a […]
The creation of the three dimensional Moby Dick (domes) series 1992 was one of the most technically challenging printmaking projects that Kenneth Tyler and Stella undertook in over thirty years of collaboration. To achieve their ambition of creating an edition of sculptural prints, Tyler and his team spent nearly six years perfecting a process that literally pushed printmaking into a new dimension.
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With sadness we share the news that artist Ed Baynard passed away last week on November 8. Baynard was born in Washington DC in 1940 and was known for his still life watercolours, paintings and prints. Baynard worked with Kenneth Tyler and the Tyler Graphics team several times in the 1980s and 1990s, experimenting with woodcut, intaglio, lithography and monotype to create four series. The following essay by Julia Greenstreet was first published in Workshop: The Kenneth Tyler Collection 2015. […]
Julia Greenstreet reveals, behind a ‘biting tongue and searing temper’, the exceptional life of artist-philanthropist Joan Mitchell. A rare woman among the American Abstract Expressionists and a guiding star to many that followed, she was a force to be reckoned with and a potent and generous advocate for the arts, finding powerful expression in the way she lived as much as in her work as a painter and printmaker.
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A selection of screenprints from Josef Albers’ Gray Instrumentation II portfolio of 1975 is on display now in the International galleries at the National Gallery of Australia. Here we look back at Albers’s relentless investigation of shades grey and share the poetry that interleaved the portfolio
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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 […]
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The Kenneth Tyler Printmaking Collection contains prints made by seventy seven artists. Today we are taking a closer look at the work of Norwegian artist Per Inge Bjørlo. Bjørlo collaborated with Ken Tyler on several projects during the mid to late 90s, producing the series Heads from Balance and several other prints. Like much of his oeuvre – which includes painting, sculpture and installation – the work produced at Tyler Graphics Ltd. investigates the workings of the human psyche. Executed […]
Last month Frank Stella was awarded the International Sculpture Center’s (ISC) Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala event in New York City. Established in 1991, the award recognises artists whose sculptural practice has made ‘exemplary contributions to the field of sculpture’ and who are considered ‘masters of sculptural processes and techniques’. Stella and Ken Tyler share a collaborative working history that spans three decades and countless innovative projects across an astounding range of media. Tyler was invited by ISC to give […]
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