Robert MOTHERWELL, Untitled Enlarge 1 /1

Robert MOTHERWELL

United States of America 1915 – 1991

Untitled 1982
Collection Title: the 'New York Portfolio'
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, relief lithograph, embossing printed from eight aluminium plates and one embossing die assembly constructed from one magnesium relief plate and one plastic cut out Support: white, wove, machine mould made, Arches Cover paper
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition of 250: plus 35 artist's proofs, numbered I/XXXV-XXXV/XXXV; 25 artist's proofs, numbered 1/25-25/25; 10 artist's proofs, numbered 1/10-10/10; right to print; 2 printer's proofs; 10 trial proofs; archive copy; cancellation proof; other proofs (unrecorded)
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Bedford Village, New York
Date Published: 1982

Edition Notes: An eight colour lithograph, embossing printed from eight aluminium plates and one embossing die assembly constructed from one magnesium relief plate and one plastic cut out. The printing sequence was as follows: light blue, turquoise blue, dark turquoise blue, blue, brown, red, yellow-ochre and black (each printed separately from an aluminium plate); inkless (embossing). Prep work for continuous tone lithography by Kenneth Tyler. Aluminium plate preparation and processing by Lee Funderburg, aluminium plate proofing and edition printing by Roger Campbell and Funderburg. Embossing die parts, proofing and embossing by Campbell. Motherwell was commissioned by the New York Graphic Society to make this edition for New York Portfolio, a collection of graphic work by leading New York artists.
Dimensions: image and sheet 76.6 h x 57.2 w cm Framed 1010 h x 808 w mm external 1037 h x 835 w mm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 260; Walker Art Centre (1987), 414; Engberg/Banach (2003), 293
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1359