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Robert MOTHERWELL

United States of America 1915 – 1991

America - La France variations III 1983 Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, collage colour lithograph, collage Support: white, wove, machine mouldmade, Arches Cover paper; grey, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned collage
Edition: edition of 70: plus 20AP; SP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A; C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1984

Edition Notes: A 10 colour (including one coloured paper) lithograph, collage printed from nine aluminium plates. The following colours were printed on the white paper: light green-tan, grey, tan, brown, yellow-orange, red, blue-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. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Campbell, Funderburg and Tyler.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop inscribed lower right corner, pencil "white of background paper" inscribed lower left corner, pencil "[arrow up] emboss" inscribed centre right, pencil "....flat to this new line" verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "III / Slide #2 / 445:RM64 / RM83-714" verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "AFIII/5 / 0378.61" inscribed lower right corner, pencil "TAN MIX B1 GRAY MIX E"
Dimensions: sheet 118.0 h x 81.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 299; Walker Art Centre (1987), 445; TGL print documentation, 1984.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.8.6
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