Robert MOTHERWELL, Hollow man's cave Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Hollow man's cave 1991 Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic colour lithograph printed from one aluminium plate: hand dyed paper Support: white, wove, handmade, handcoloured, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: 1/40
Edition: edition of 40; plus 14 artist's proofs; 4 trial proofs; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; archive copy; cancellation proof
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1991

Edition Notes: A nine colour lithograph, including one pulp colour and seven dye colours, printed from one aluminium plate. First, the handmade paper was handcoloured using light pink pulp and yellow, red-brown, light brown, brown and dark brown dyes applied on a newly made white pulp base sheet using brushes and by spraying with a pattern pistol through handcut plastic stencils. After the paper was pressed and dried, black was printed from an aluminium plate. Orange-yellow and red-yellow dyes were applied on the dampened paper using brushes. Papermaking by Tom Strianese assisted by Jed Marshall and Paul Imboden. Image stencils handcut by Strianese. Prep work for continuous tone lithography by Kenneth Tyler. Plate preparation, processing and proofing by Tyler and Lee Funderburg assisted by John Hutcheson. Edition printing by Kevin Falco assisted by Hutcheson and Eric Ting.
Primary Insc: signed, lower right, in pencil, 'RM [underlined]' not dated not titled
Secondary Insc: numbered, lower right, in pencil, '1/40'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, RM88-1036' verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, '#61 / 5/10/90 [diagonally]'
Dimensions: image 79.9 h x 101.4 w cm sheet 95.4 h x 117.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Engberg/Banach (2003), 523
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.326.3
Image rights: © Dedalus Foundation, Inc./VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy