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, oil pastel Support: white, wove, handmade, HMP paper; cream, wove, handmade, TGL paper; white, wove, handmade, T. Edmonds paper; white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: colour trial proof III
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: 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]' not dated not titled
Secondary Insc: inscribed, lower right, in pencil, 'color trial proof III'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, 'RM86-846'
Dimensions: image 57.6 h x 42.0 w cm sheet 88.2 h x 69.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 345; TGL print documentation, 1989; Engberg/Banach (2003), 377
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.324.3
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