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


United States of America 1915 – 1991

America - La France variations VIII 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; black, wove, machine mouldmade, German etching paper
Impression: 66/69
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 five colour (including one coloured paper) lithograph, collage printed from four aluminium plates. The following colours were printed on the white TGL paper: tan, green, blue and black. The black 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 [underlined]'
Secondary Insc: numbered, lower right, in pencil, '66/69'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, 'RM83-710 / AFA 304'
Dimensions: image and sheet 127.3 h x 54.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 304; Walker Art Centre (1987), 450; Engberg/Banach (2003), 336
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.293
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