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


United States of America 1915 – 1991

America - La France variations II 1983 Title Notes: 009-006
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic colour lithograph Support: white, wove, machine mouldmade, Arches paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: upper right corner "ARCHES / FRANCE [infinity symbol]"
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition of 70 plus 18 artist's proof; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; archive copy; cancellation proof
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Bedford Village, New York
Date Published: 1984

Edition Notes: A 12 colour (including one coloured paper) lithograph, collage printed from 11 aluminium plates. The following colours were printed on the white TGL paper: light tan, tan, green, brown, dark brown, orange-red, red, dark red, grey, blue and black. The blue 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. Preparatio and adhering of collage elements by Campbell, Funderburg and Tyler.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower left corner and lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "II, Slide #8 / RM83-712" verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "RM83-712 / AFII/8"
Dimensions: comp 106.4 h x 65.4 w cm sheet 121.2 h x 80.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 298; Walker Art Centre (1987), 444; TGL print documentation, 1984.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.7.11
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