PHOTO – LITHOGRAPHS
This project, printed by Steven M. Anderson and using Edward Curtis’ original glass-plate negatives as the source, was executed using a proprietary planographic process, which utilizes a variable range, multi-plate black and tone color printing technique. Each print required six separate impressions comprising four blacks, a tone color and a select varnish application. The inks were manufactured especially for this project in France, utilizing ancient formulas generally reserved for a very select group of master printmakers. The acid free, woven mould-made paper was custom produced for this project in England. Steven Anderson is an internationally recognized master printmaker and artist. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Rockefeller Fellowship and has collaborated with over one hundred artists including Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe and William Wegman. His prints have been exhibited in over two thousand exhibits including The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney, The National Gallery and The Met. He has employed this difficult and demanding process in only two other projects over the past three decades.