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 two aluminium plates, tusche Support: grey, wove, machine mould-made, Arches BFK Rives paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: abandoned proof
Edition: not editioned
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1983

Edition Notes: Two colours printed: black, red. This image is printed on a double page with type.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop inscribed lower right corner, pencil "S.N.BLACK" [faint] verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "RM81-623" verso: printed lithographically lower left corner, black ink "oh red wall of Spain" verso: printed lithographically centre, red ink "O negro muro de Espana"
Dimensions: comp 34.0 h x 54.2 w cm sheet 38.4 h x 62.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1983.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1426.4
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