Robert MOTHERWELL, Game of chance Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Game of chance 1987 Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, intaglio, collage lithograph, aquatint, collage with hand painting, oil pastel Support: white, wove, handmade, HMP paper; light yellow, wove, handmade, TGL paper; white, wove, handmade, T. Edmonds paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: ok to print
Edition: edition of 100: plus 18 artist's proofs; 3 colour trial proofs; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; archive copy; cancellation proof
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1989

Edition Notes: A 10 colour (including one coloured paper and five handcoloured colours) lithograph, aquatint, collage, handcoloured printed from one copper and three aluminium plates in the following order: red (aquatint, copper plate), black (on T. Edmonds paper, lithograph, aluminium plate), black (lithograph, aluminium plate) and ultramarine blue (lithograph, aluminium plate). The light yellow ochre paper was torn. The T. Edmonds paper was handcoloured using thinned brown-grey writing ink, torn, and again hand coloured with blue acrylic paint. Both collage elements were adhered. After printing and adhering of the collage elements, each print was handcoloured using violet, light blue and dark blue oil pastels. Papermaking by Steve Reeves. Prep work for continuous tone lithography by Kenneth Tyler. Aluminium plate preparation and processing by Lee Funderburg, proofing and edition printing by roger Campbell and Funderburg. Copper plate preparation, processing, proofing and edition printing by Rodney Konopaki.
Primary Insc: signed, lower right, in pencil, 'R.Motherwell [underlined]'
Secondary Insc: inscribed, lower right, in pencil, 'ok'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, 'RM86-846' verso: inscribed, lower left, in pencil, 'DULL BLACK DD / WU BLUE SD VERY LIGHT / IMPRESSION'
Dimensions: image 60.0 h x 41.8 w cm sheet 87.8 h x 69.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 345; Engberg/Banach (2003), 377
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.324.4
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