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Robert MOTHERWELL

United States of America 1915 – 1991

Delos 1991 Materials & Technique: prints, planographic colour lithograph printed from four aluminium plates Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: trial proof 1
Edition: edition of 40: plus 16AP; 5TP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A; C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1991

Edition Notes: Colours printed: yellow, grey, blue. A six colour, including one pulp colour and one dye colour, lithograph printed from four aluminium plates. First, the handmade paper was handcoloured using yellow pulp and blue dye applied on a newly made white pulp base sheet using baster and by spraying with a pattern pistol through handcut plastic stencils. After the paper was pressed and dried, brown-red, transparent yellow, transparent yellow-red and transparent green-black were each printed from an aluminium plate. Papermaking by Tom Strianese assisted by Jed Marshall. Image stencils handcut by Strianese. Prep work for continuous tone lithography by Kenneth Tyler. Plate preparation, processing and proofing by Lee Funderburg and Kevin Falco, edition printing by Falco assisted by Eric Ting.
Primary Insc: signed lower right, pencil "RM[underlined]".not dated
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right, pencil "TP I"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner,TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "RM88-1039" verso: inscribed lower left corner, blue marker "7" [diagonally]
Dimensions: comp 92.1 h x 73.8 w cm sheet 102.6 h x 84.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1991
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.21.7