Robert MOTHERWELL, Black sounds Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Black sounds 1984 Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, relief lithograph printed in two colours; collage Support: white, wove, machine mouldmade, Arches Cover paper; white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: signed collage
Edition: edition of 60: plus 12AP; TP; 3SP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A; C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1984

Edition Notes: A three colour, including one white paper, lithograph, relief and collage printed from one aluminium plate and one magnesium plate. The printing sequence was as follows: tan (lithograph, aluminium plate); black (relief, magnesium plate); TGL paper cut and torn then adhered to the Arches Cover 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 corner, in pencil, 'Motherwell [underlined]' not dated not titled
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, 'RM83-700'
Dimensions: image 99.0 h x 57.8 w cm sheet 99.0 h x 63.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio,S. (1991), 306; TGL print documentation, 1984; Engberg/Banach (2003), 338
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.304
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