Robert MOTHERWELL, America - La France variations VIII Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

America - La France variations VIII 1983 Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, collage colour lithograph, collage Support: white, wove, machine mouldmade, Arches paper; black, wove, machine mouldmade, German Etching paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned collage
Edition: edition of 60: plus 18AP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A; C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1984

Edition Notes: A five colour (including one coloured paper) lithograph, collage printed from four aluminium plates. The following colours were printed on the white TGL paper: tan, green, blue and black. The black paper was torn and adhered to the white paper. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Prep work for transfer from artist's original paper collage material to print processes by Kenneth Tyler. Preparation of film copy from collage elements for platemaking by Lee Funderburg. Plate preparation and processing by Funderburg, proofing and edition printing by Roger Campbell and Funderburg. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Campbell, Funderburg and Tyler.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] inscribed upper right corner, pencil "square up image / when re-proofing / on Arches Cover" inscribed lower left corner, pencil "make / letterpress black / plate to paper / template - KET[underlined]" verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "VIII Slide #6 RM83-710 / 450-RM69 " verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "AF VIII/6 / 0378.22"
Dimensions: comp 111.2 h x 39.0 w cm sheet 128.6 h x 54.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 304; Walker Art Centre (1987), 450; TGL print documentation, 1984.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.12.5
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