Robert MOTHERWELL, Elegy black black Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Elegy black black 1983
Collection Title: for 'El Negro' 1983
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph printed in black and white from three aluminium plates Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: lower right corner, TGL symbol
Impression: trial proof II
Edition: edition of 98: plus 14 artist's proofs; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; archive copy; cancellation proof
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1983

Edition Notes: A three colour lithograph printed from three aluminium plates in the following order: black, white and black. NOTE: This is the fifth image from the book, 'El Negro', and is one of seven images from the book that were published separately in signed and numbered editions. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Prepwork for continuous tone lithography by Kenneth Tyler. Plate preparation and processing by Lee Funderburg, proofing and edition printing by Roger Campbell and Funderburg.
Primary Insc: signed, lower right corner, in pencil, 'Motherwell'
Secondary Insc: inscribed, lower right corner, in pencil, 'trial 2'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, 'RM81-629A'
Dimensions: image 38.4 h x 91.2 w cm sheet 38.8 h x 95.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio, S. (1991), 274; TGL print documentation, 1983; Walker Art Centre (1987), 423
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.318.2
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