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


United States of America 1915 – 1991

America - La France variations II 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; blue, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Impression: 2/70
Edition: edition of 70: plus 18 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 12 colour (including one coloured paper) lithograph, collage printed from 11 aluminium plates. The following colours were printed on the white TGL paper: light tan, tan, green, brown, dark brown, orange-red, red, dark red, grey, blue and black. The blue paper was torn and adhered to the white 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, proofing and edition printing by Roger Campbell and Funderburg. Preparatio and adhering of collage elements by Campbell, Funderburg and Tyler. White powdercoated wooden frame.
Primary Insc: signed, lower left corner, in pencil, 'Motherwell [underlined]'
Secondary Insc: numbered, lower left, in pencil, '2/70'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower left corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop
Dimensions: image 106.7 h x 66.2 w cm sheet 116.0 h x 74.0 w cm Framed 1425 h x 1025 w mm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 298; Walker Art Centre (1987), 444; Engberg/Banach (2003), 330
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.55
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