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


United States of America 1915 – 1991

America - La France variations VII 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 printed in eight colours from eight aluminium plates, collage Support: white, wove, machine mouldmade, Arches Cover paper; black, wove, machine mouldmade, German Etching paper; blue, wove, handmade, multicolured fibre, TGL paper; grey, wove, handmade, Zaan paper
Impression: 2/68
Edition: edition of 68: plus 20 artist's proofs; 3 special 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: An 11 colour, including three paper colours, lithograph, collage printed from eight aluminium plates. The following colours were printed on white paper: light brown, pale brown, pale grey, light green-tan and black. The following colours were printed on white paper for collage: green, blue and red. This printed paper was torn, the black paper was cut and torn, and the blue and grey papers were torn and adhered to the first 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 [underlined]'
Secondary Insc: numbered, lower right, in pencil, '2/68'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, 'RM83 718 / AFA 303'
Dimensions: image 121.7 h x 81.6 w cm sheet 133.4 h x 91.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 303; Walker Art Centre (1987), 449; Engberg/Banach (2003), 335
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.291
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