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Robert MOTHERWELL

United States of America 1915 – 1991

Black undone by tears 1981-83
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 book was editioned in 1983. 'Black undone by tears' was started on the 11 January 1981. The RTP was printed on the 3 of January 1983. The print was finished on the 17 January 1983 and the plate was cancelled on 14 February 1983.
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph printed from one aluminium plate on chine applique, tusche Support: white, wove, handmadeTGL paper; fine, tan, wove, Kozo chine applique,
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: verso lower left 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 on chine applique in one colour: black. 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.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "RM81-642" verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "YES / GLUE"
Dimensions: comp 26.0 h x 29.6 w cm sheet 38.6 h x 37.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio, (1991), 287; Tyler print documentation, 1983; Walker Art Centre (1987), 436
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1410.4
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