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


United States of America 1915 – 1991

America - La France variations IV 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; black, wove, machine mouldmade, German etching paper
Manufacturer's Mark: lower right corner, TGL symbol
Impression: artist's proof XV/XVIII
Edition: edition of 68: plus 18 artist's proofs; trial 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: An 11 colour, including one coloured paper, lithograph, collage printed from ten aluminium plates. The following colours were printed on the white paper: pale tan, light tan, tan, dark tan, brown, red, dark red, grey, blue and black. The black paper was cut and torn and adhered to the white paper. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Prep work for transfer from the 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, 'APXV/XVIII'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, 'RM83-715 / AFA300'
Dimensions: image and sheet 118.1 h x 81.5 w cm Framed 1165 h x 1375 w mm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio, (1991), 300; Walker Art Centre (1987), 446; Engberg/Banach (2003), 332
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.287
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