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Robert MOTHERWELL

United States of America 1915 – 1991

Preface Text 1983
Collection Title: an 'El Negro' portfolio 1983
Page: pages 5, 6 and 8
Creation Notes: Robert Motherwell began collaborating with Kenneth Tyler on 'El Negro' in 1981. The book was editioned in 1983.
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithographic text printed from one aluminium plate Support: white, wove, handmade TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: verso lower left corner, TGL hexagon
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: not editioned
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1983

Edition Notes: This is an abandoned proof. Preface - written by Jack Flam and 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 "4" verso: inscribed upper left corner, black pen "PREFACE"
Dimensions: sheet 38.2 h x 65.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: See Terenzio (1991), 270; TGL print documentation, 1983; Walker Art Centre (1987), 419.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1400.25
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