Robert MOTHERWELL, Game of chance Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Game of chance 1986 Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, intaglio, collage lithograph, aquatint, collage with hand painting Support: white, wove, handmade, HMP paper; light yellow, wove, handmade, TGL paper; white, wove, handmade, T. Edmonds paper
Manufacturer's Mark: lower left corner, 'HMP'
Impression: colour trial proof I
Edition: edition of 100: plus 18AP; 3CTP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A; C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1989

Edition Notes: This proof has no handcolouring. 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' not dated not titled
Secondary Insc: inscribed, lower right, in pencil, 'color trial proof I'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, 'RM86-846' verso: inscribed, centre right, in pencil, 'HOOSIER RED DD / FLAT - MIX TRL DD / DULL BLACK / ULTRA + WHITE OVER BLACK / 75% 25%'
Dimensions: image 58.3 h x 46.2 w cm sheet 72.4 h x 52.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 345; TGL print documentation, 1989; Engberg/Banach (2003), 377
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.324.1
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