Author(s): National Gallery of Australia
Since the mid 1960s American artist Frank Stella has produced a remarkable body of prints, many created at the various workshops of master printer Ken Tyler. The combination of the ambition and unpredictability of Stella's explorations with a workshop that supported the artist in his ventures resulted in extraordinary prints. What Tyler's print workshop provided for Stella was a method of making art without a safety net. This risky, hirewire approach with its embrace of unimaginable ventures created an art that was experimental, adventurous and breathtaking. This publication is devoted to Stella and his collaborative career with Tyler from 1967. The ambitious print partnership between Stella and Tyler spanned three decades and the visually powerful prints featured in this publication represent the pinnacle of their collaborative endeavours.