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


United States of America 1915 – 1991

America - La France variations I 1983 Title Notes: 009-003
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 Cover paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition of 70 plus 20 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: Colours printed: red, tan, black, green, blue, brown. A 13 colour lthograph, collage printed from 12 aluminium plates. Nine colours were printed on the white TGL paper in the following order: tan, yellow-ochre, red, dark tan, brown, red, grey, blue and black. Three colours were printed on the Arches Cover paper in the following order: medium tan, green and blue. The printed Arches Cover paper was cut and adhered to the TGL 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 upper left corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "AF I/9" verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "Var. I Slide #9A" verso: inscribed upper right corner, pencil "RM83-708" [upsidedown]
Dimensions: comp and sheet 101.0 h x 68.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 297; Walker Art Centre (1987), 443; TGL print documentation, 1984.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.6.7
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