Robert MOTHERWELL, Flags Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Flags 1989 Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, relief lithograph printed in black ink from one aluminium plate, chine appliqué, embossing Support: cream, wove, machine mouldmade, Rives BFK paper; red, wove, handmade, Moriki paper
Manufacturer's Mark: lower right corner, 'BFK RIVES / FRANCE [infinity symbol]'
Impression: artist's proof 12
Edition: edition of 68: plus 12 artist's proofs; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; archive copy
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Mount Kisco, New York
Date Published: 1989

Edition Notes: A two colour lithograph, chine applique, embossing printed from one aluminium plate, one zinc plate and one screen. The printing sequence was as follows: red Moriki paper adhered (glue applied through a screen), black (lithograph, aluminium plate), inkless embossing (zinc plate). Prep work for continuous tone lithography by Kenneth Tyler. Plate preparation, processing, proofing and edition printing by Lee Funderburg. Preparation and adhering of chine applique and embossing by Roger Campbell and Tom Strianese.
Primary Insc: signed, lower right, in pencil, 'RM [underlined]'
Secondary Insc: inscribed, lower right, in pencil, 'ap XII/XII'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, 'RM88-966'
Dimensions: image 71.0 h x 64.0 w cm sheet 92.4 h x 76.4 w cm internal 1010 h x 808 w mm Framed 1037 h x 761 w mm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 408; Engberg/Banach (2003), 470
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.323
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