United States of America 1915
Collection Title: an 'El Negro' portfolio 1983
Page: page 65
Creation Notes: Robert Motherwell began collaborating with Kenneth Tyler on 'El Negro' in 1981. The prints were editioned in 1983.
Materials & Technique:
prints, planographic colour lithograph printed from two aluminium plates Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: verso lower right corner, TGL hexagon
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition: 51 plus 10AP; TP; PPI; PPII; RTP; A; C; 3HC
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1983
Edition Notes: Two colours printed: black and red. Robert Motherwell prepared the nineteen lithographic images in 'El Negro' on Mylar and acetate sheets using Paintstiks, grease pencils and alcohol tusche which he applied with brushes and a bamboo pen. The images were transferred to aluminium plates by Lee Funderburg. The plates were printed by Funderburg and Roger Campbell on a flat bed offset press. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. This image is one of seven images that were printed separately in editions (without text) of 98 plus 14 artist's proofs numbered I-XIV.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: inscribed upper left corner, pencil "19"
inscribed lower left corner, pencil "68"
verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "RM81-641"
verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "67"
comp 21.4 h x 15.4 w cm sheet 38.8 h x 37.6 w cm
: Terenzio, S. (1980), 286; TGL print documentation, 1983; Walker Art Centre (1987), 435
: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002 Accession No
: NGA 2002.1.1409.5 Image rights
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