Robert MOTHERWELL, On the wing Enlarge 1 /1

Robert MOTHERWELL

United States of America 1915 – 1991

On the wing 1983 Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, embossing, collage colour lithograph, embossing, collage printed from six aluminium plates and one embossing die assembled from three cut and shaped copper plates; acrylic paint and masking tape Support: tan, wove,machine mouldmade, Arches Cover paper; white, 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 seven colour, including one coloured paper, lithograph, embossing, collage printed from six aluminium plates and one embossing die assembled from three cut and shaped copper plates. The printing sequence was as follows: tan,blue, red, vermilion, yellow-brown, and grey (lithograph, each printed froman aluminium plate); inkless (embossing); black paper cut and adhered to the white paper. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese.Prep work for transfer from artist's originalpaper collage material to print processes by Kenneth Tyler. Preparation of film copy from collage elements for platemaking by Lee 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 [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "On t/ Wing / Slide #1 / RM83-718" verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "0378.66 inscribed lower left, pencil "blue letterpress? / or / litho?" inscribed lower centre, pencil "Black letterpress or litho on collage / [arrow up] torn edges" inscribed lower right, pencil "black / collage" inscribed upper right, pencil "Torn edges"
Dimensions: sheet 118.0 h x 76.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 309; Walker Art Centre (1987), 454; TGL print documentation, 1980
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.36
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