Robert MOTHERWELL, Airless black Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Airless black 1983 Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic colour lithograph printed from two aluminium plates Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: artist's proof VIII/XIV
Edition: edition of 98: plus 14AP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A; C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1983

Edition Notes: A two colour lithograph printed from two aluminium plates in the following order: yellow-ochre and black. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Prep work for continuous tone lithography by Kenneth Tyler. Plate preparation and processing by Lee Funderburg, proofing and edition printing by Roger Campbell and Funderburg. Note: This is the tenth image from the book 'El Negro', and is one of seven images from the book that were published separately in signed and numbered editions.
Primary Insc: signed lower right corner, pencil "Motherwell [underlined]". not dated
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "ap VIII/XIV"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "RM81-634"
Dimensions: comp 33.6 h x 45.6 w cm sheet 38.8 h x 65.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio, S. (1991), 279; TGL print documentation, 1983; Walker Art Centre (1987), 428.
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.282