United States of America 1915
Collection Title: an 'El Negro' portfolio 1983
Page: page 13
Creation Notes: Robert Motherwell began collaborating with Kenneth Tyler on 'El Negro' in 1981. The book was editioned in 1983.
'Night arrived' was started on the 18 January 1981. The RTP was printed on the 27 November 1981. The print was finished on the 13 January 1982 and the plate was cancelled on the 14 February 1983.
Materials & Technique:
prints, planographic lithograph made from one aluminium plate with chine applique Support: fine, green, wove, handmade Kitakata paper on buff, 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: Lithograph printed on chine applique in one colour: black. Text (verso) printed in two colours: black and grey. 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 corner, pencil "STATE"
verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "RM81-628 / 16"
verso: page 14 verse of poem printed lithographically in black and grey ink "Negro negro elegia/ negro con sangre negro coagulado/ con la cal de los huesos recortando las formas/ Elegy black black/ Black with blood coagulated black/ with the white lime of bones outlining forms"
comp 17.8 h x 24.3 w cm sheet 38.0 h x 33.6 w cm
: Terenzio, S. (1980), 273; TGL print documentation, 1983; Walker Art Centre (1987), 422
: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002 Accession No
: NGA 2002.1.1401.2 Image rights
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