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


United States of America 1915 – 1991

America - La France variations VI 1984 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: 2/60
Edition: edition of 60: plus 18 artist's proofs; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; archive copy; cancellation proof
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: 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 paper: light tan, light grey, tan, dark grey, brown, dark brown, red, grey, blue, black and dark blue. The blue 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 left, in pencil, 'Motherwell [underlined]'
Secondary Insc: numbered, lower left, in pencil, '2/60'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower left corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower right corner, in pencil, 'RM83-717 / AFA302'
Dimensions: image and sheet 116.8 h x 80.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio, (1991), 302; Walker Art Centre (1987), 448; Engberg/Banach (2003), 334
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.290
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