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


United States of America 1915 – 1991

America - La France variations III 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 Cover paper; white, wove, handmade, TGL paper; plastic film
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: lower right corner, " ARCHES / FRANCE [infinity symbol]"
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 verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "III / RM83-714 / 445-RM64 / Slide #1" verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "AFIII/1 / 4378.36"
Dimensions: sheet 121.8 h x 80.4 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 2002.1.8.8
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