United States of America 1915 – 1991

Colophon 1983
Collection Title: an 'El Negro' portfolio 1983
Page: page 81
Creation Notes: Robert Motherwell began collaborating with Kenneth Tyler on 'El Negro' in 1981. The book was editioned in 1983.
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph printed from one aluminium plate Support: white, wove, handmade TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: verso lower left corner, TGL [hexagon]
Impression: abandoned proof
Edition: not editioned
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1983

Edition Notes: Lithograph printed in one colour: black. Robert Motherwell prepared the nineteen lithographic images in 'El Negro' on Mylar and acetate sheets using Paintstiks, grease pencils and alcohol tusche which he applied with brushes and a bamboo pen. The images were transferred to aluminium plates by Lee Funderburg. The plates were printed by Funderburg and Roger Campbell on a flat bed offset press. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "p.81"
Dimensions: sheet 38.4 h x 37.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: See Terenzio (1991), 290; TGL print documentation, 1983; Walker Art Centre (1987), 439.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1400.22
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