Robert MOTHERWELL, Black wall of Spain Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Black wall of Spain 1983 Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph printed in three colours from three aluminium plates Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: lower right corner, TGL symbol
Impression: artist's proof VIII
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
Place Published: Bedford Village, New York
Date Published: 1983

Edition Notes: A three colour lithograph printed from three aluminium plates in the following order: red, yellow-ochre and black. NOTE: This is the nineteenth 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 left corner, in pencil, 'Motherwell [underlined]'
Secondary Insc: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, 'ap VIII/XIV'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower left corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower right corner, in pencil, 'RM81-633A'
Dimensions: sheet 38.8 h x 96.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio, S. (1991), 278; TGL print documentation, 1983; Walker Art Centre (1987), 427; Engberg/Banach (2003), 310
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.305
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