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


United States of America 1915 – 1991

America - La France variations III 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, machine mouldmade, Arches Cover paper; blue, multicoloured, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Impression: 2/70
Edition: edition of 70 plus 20 artist's proofs; special proof; 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 10 colour (including one coloured paper) lithograph, collage printed from nine aluminium plates. The following colours were printed on the white paper: light green-tan, grey, tan, brown, yellow-orange, red, blue-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. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Campbell, Funderburg and Tyler.
Primary Insc: signed, lower right, in pencil, 'Motherwell'
Secondary Insc: numbered, lower right, in pencil, '2/70'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop
Dimensions: image and sheet 121.8 h x 77.8 w cm Framed 1425 h x 1025 w
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 299; Walker Art Centre (1987), 445; Engberg/Banach (2003), 331
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.56
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