United States of America 1915
Collection Title: an 'El Negro' portfolio 1983
Creation Notes: Robert Motherwell and Kenneth Tyler collaborated on 'El Negro' from 1981 to 1983.
Materials & Technique:
prints, planographic lithograph printed from one aluminium plate on chine applique, tusche Support: white, wove, handmade TGL paper; fine, laid, buff, Kozo paper chine applique
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: Lithograph printed onto chine applique in one colour: black. Text on verso printed in black and grey "I can enter you black dissolved in tears". 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: verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "RM81-641"
verso: text printed lithographically, black and grey ink, "I can enter you black dissolved in tears"
chine 25.0 h x 16.4 w cm sheet 38.2 h x 34.0 w cm
: Terenzio, S. (1980), 286; TGL print documentation, 1983; Walker Art Centre (1987), 435
: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002 Accession No
: NGA 2002.1.1409.4 Image rights
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