United States of America 1915 – 1991

Mourning 1981-83
Collection Title: an 'El Negro' portfolio 1983
Page: page 8
Creation Notes: Robert Motherwell and Kenneth Tyler collaborated on 'El Negro' from 1981 to 1983. 'Mourning' was started on the 8 of February 1981. The RTP was printed on the 13 of Februay 1983.
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, collage colour lithograph printed from three aluminium plates, tusche, crayon; collage element Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition: 51 plus 10AP; TP; PPI; PPII; RTP; A; C; 3HC
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1983

Edition Notes: Colour lithograph printed in three colours: black, ochre and red. 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: inscribed lower left, pencil "facing poem" inscribed lower left, pencil[on collage paper] "[arrow up]/feather edge/see Ken/for deletion!/24[diagonal]" inscribed centre, pencil "omit image/below - " [diagonal] inscribed centre right, pencil "enrich red lines/[arrow down]" verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "RM81-622"
Dimensions: sheet 38.4 h x 39.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio, S. (1980), 271; TGL print documentation, 1983; Walker Art Centre (1987), 420.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1403.2
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