Robert MOTHERWELL, America - La France variations I Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

America - La France variations I 1984
Collection Title: the 'America - La France variations' series
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, collage lithograph, collage Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper; white, wove, machine mouldmade, Arches Cover paper
Impression: 66/70
Edition: edition of 70: plus 20 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: 1984

Edition Notes: A 13 colour lithograph, collage printed from 12 aluminium plates. Nine colours were printed on the TGL white paper in the following order: tan, yellow-ochre, red, dark tan, brown, red, grey, blue and black. Three colours were printed on the Arches Cover paper in the following order: medium tan, green and blue. The printed Arches Cover paper was cut and adhered to the TGL paper. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Prep work for transfer from artist's original paper collage material to print processes by Kenneth Tyler. Preparation of film copy from collage elements for platemaking by Lee Funderburg, plate preparation and processing by Funderburg, and proofing and edition printing by Roger Campbell and Funderburg. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Campbell, Funderburg and Tyler. White powdercoated wooden frame.
Primary Insc: signed, lower right corner, in pencil, 'Motherwell'
Secondary Insc: numbered, lower right corner, in pencil, '66/70'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop
Dimensions: image 105.6 h x 71.2 w cm sheet 117.4 h x 81.8 w cm Framed 1425 h x 1025 w mm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 297; Walker Art Centre (1987), 443; Engberg/Banach (2003), 329
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.85
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