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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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.
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
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 […]
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Ellsworth Kelly Colored paper images II, V and X 1976, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC is currently showing Ellsworth Kelly’s Colored paper images, created with Kenneth Tyler at the Tyler Graphics workshop in Bedford Village in 1976. We thought this was an excellent reason to take a look at the series ourselves and to bring you some images from the candid photography collection. You can find out more about the National Gallery of […]
Categories: Artists, Behind-the-scenes, Tyler Graphics Ltd • Tags: Colored paper images, Ellsworth Kelly, Kenneth Tyler, National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Australia, paper pulp, papermaking, prints, Tyler Collection