An investigation into one of the first prints made at Gemini Limited and the explosive processes behind it
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: bijin-ga, Catfish envy, etching, intaglio, Kenneth Tyler, Kunisada eclipsed, Longing samurai, Masami Teraoka, National Gallery of Australia, printmaking, Toyohara Kunichika, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics Ltd, ukiyo, ukiyo-e, View from here to eternity, woodblock, woodcut, Yasuyuki Shibata
In conjunction with the exhibition ‘David Hockney Prints’ a selection of cancellation proofs are currently on display at the National Gallery of Australia, offering viewers a rare glimpse at this little known practice of print workshops.
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Gemini GEL • Tags: Alice Desmond, Art, canberra, cancellation proofs, David Hockney, hockney, Kenneth Tyler, National Gallery of Australia, printmaking, prints, Tyler Collection
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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It’s been a big week here at the NGA as we’ve busily been installing Frank Stella: The Kenneth Tyler Print Collection.
Categories: Behind-the-scenes, Exhibitions, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Behind-the-scenes, exhibitions, Frank Stella, Installation, Kenneth Tyler, mural, National Gallery of Australia, printmaking, prints, Stella, The fountain, Tyler Graphics, Tyler Graphics Ltd
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. […]
Artist Frank Stella and master printer Kenneth Tyler played a significant role in the development of twentieth-century American printmaking. Throughout his career, Stella has been a constant adventurer and highwire act, an ‘unstoppable risk-taker’, as collaborator Tyler described him in April this year.
Categories: Artists, Exhibitions • Tags: Abstract Art, abstraction, artist, arts, Caravaggio, Exhibition, Frank Stella, Kenneth Tyler, Moby Dick, National Gallery of Australia, printmaking, prints, Stella, The fountain, Whitney Museum
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.
Categories: Artists, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Abstract Expressionism, Art, art history, artists, Bedford Village, colour, Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchell, Ken Tyler, Kenneth Tyler, Nathan Kernan, National Gallery of Australia, New Orleans, painting, Paris, poems, poetry, printmaking, prints, Sunflowers, Tyler Collection, Tyler Graphics, Tyler Graphics Ltd, Willem de Kooning
The art world mourns the loss of American abstractionist Ellsworth Kelly, who passed away on 27 December 2015 at the age of 92.
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.
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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.
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.