United States of America 1915
Elegy black black
Collection Title: for 'El Negro' 1983
Page: page 15, 16 and 17
Creation Notes: Robert Motherwell began collaborating with Kenneth Tyler on 'El Negro' in 1981. The book was editioned in 1983.
Materials & Technique:
prints, planographic lithograph printed in black and white from three aluminium plates Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: lower right corner, TGL symbol
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition: 51 plus 10 artist's proofs; trial proof; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; right to print; archive copy; cancellation proof; 3 hors commerce
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1983
Edition Notes: Colour lithograph printed in three colours: black, opaque white and black. Text (verso) printed in two colours: black and grey. This image is printed on a triple fold out page and is the fourth image in the book. 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: verso: inscribed, lower right corner, in pencil, 'RM81-629/22'
verso: inscribed, bottom centre left, in pencil, '21'
verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, '20'
verso: page 18 verse of poem printed lithographically in black and grey ink, lower centre right, 'Bandas de luto / negros estandartes [grey]/ Arm bands of mourning/ Black flags [black]'
verso: inscribed, lower centre right, in pencil, 'TEXT 3'
sheet 38.2 h x 95.6 w cm
: Terenzio, S. (1991), 274; TGL print documentation, 1983; Walker Art Centre (1987), 423
: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002 Accession No
: NGA 2002.1.1424.2 Image rights
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