Robert MOTHERWELL, Black for Mozart Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Black for Mozart 1991 Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, collage, paper pulp lithograph printed in six colours, collage, paper pulp Support: white, wove, handmade, handcoloured, TGL paper; white, wove, machine mouldmade, Rives BFK paper; buff, wove, handmade, Korean Kozo fibre paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: 1/40
Edition: edition of 40: plus 16 artist's proofs; 3 trial proofs; colour trial proof; working proof; 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: 1991

Edition Notes: A 14 colour, including three pulp colours, one dye colour and two paper colours, lithograph, collage printed from eight aluminium plates. First, the handmade paper was handcoloured using green, blue and red pulps applied on a newly made white pulp base sheet by spraying with a pattern pistol through hand-cut plastic stencils. After the paper was pressed and dried, black, red, and black were each printed from an aluminium plate. Grey dye was then applied on the dampened sheet by spraying with a pattern pistol through a handcut plastic stencil. Grey, light orange, yellow and dark orange were each printed from an aluminium plate on Rives BFK paper. Black was printed on natural Kozo paper from an aluminium plate. These papers were torn and adhered to the handmade paper. Papermaking by Tom Strianese assisted by Jed Marshell and Brian Maxwell. Image stencils handcut by Strianese. Prep work for continuous tone lithography by Kenneth Tyler. Aluminium plate preparation, processing and proofing by John Hutcheson and Kevin Falco assisted by Eric Ting. Edition printing by Falco assisted by Lee Funderburg and Ting. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Falco and Hutcheson.
Primary Insc: signed, lower right, in pencil, 'RM [underlined]' not dated not titled
Secondary Insc: numbered, lower right, in pencil, '1/40'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, 'RM88-1034'
Dimensions: image 143.6 h x 81.5 w cm sheet 162.6 h x 104.1 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Engberg/Banach (2003), 521
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.14.8
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