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


United States of America 1915 – 1991

America - La France variations IV 1984 Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, collage colour lithograph, collage Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper: black, wove, machine mouldmade, German etching paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: verso: lower left corner "ARCHES FRANCE [infinity symbol]"
Impression: trial proof
Edition: edition of 68: plus 18AP; TP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A; C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: 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, pencil "Motherwell". not dated
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right, pencil "Trial Proof"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "RM83-715 / AFA300"
Dimensions: sheet 118.1 h x 81.5 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio, (1991), 300; Tyler Graphics print documentation, 1984; Walker Art Centre (1987), 446
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.286
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