Robert MOTHERWELL, Abandoned book study Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Abandoned book study 1981
Collection Title: an 'El Negro' portfolio 1983
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 colour lithograph printed from three aluminium plates Support: cream, 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: Three colours printed: black, red, ochre. This image is printed on a double page.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "RM81-550" inscribed lower left corner, pencil "3 unit Burn after citro - etch etc. / washed and gummed petrogummed plate cleaned/entire image area is under "C lacquer" deletions/done at time of relacquering / 11 Dec' 80"
Dimensions: comp 23.4 h x 61.6 w cm sheet 38.4 h x 61.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1983.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1431.2
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