Robert MOTHERWELL, Preface text Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Preface text 1983 Page: pages 5 and 6
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
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 in black ink from one aluminium plate Support: white, wove, handmade TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
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
Dimensions: sheet 37.8 h x 94.0 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 2002.1.1400.26
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