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Robert MOTHERWELL

United States of America 1915 – 1991

America - La France variations IV 1983 Materials & Technique: prints, planographic colour lithograph Support: cream, wove, machine mouldmade, Arches Cover paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: lower left corner "ARCHES / FRANCE [infinity symbol]"
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition of 68: plus 18AP; TP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A; C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1984

Edition Notes: An 11 colour (including one coloured paper) lithograph, collage printed from 10 aluminium plates. The following colours were printed on the white paper: pale tan, light tan, tan, dark tan, brown, red, dark red, grey, 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 verso: lower left, pencil "IV / RM83-715 / 446:RM65 / Slide #8" verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "BI / K / RED LAKE FLAT / DD / Bottom gray EI"
Dimensions: sheet 122.0 h x 79.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 300; Walker Art Centre (1987), 446; TGL print documentation, 1984.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.9.1
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