Robert MOTHERWELL, Front and back leaf Enlarge 1 /1

Robert MOTHERWELL

United States of America 1915 – 1991

Front and back leaf 1981-83
Collection Title: an 'El Negro' portfolio 1983
Page: page 1 and end page
Creation Notes: Robert Motherwell and Kenneth Tyler collaborated on 'El Negro' from 1981 to 1983.
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic colour lithograph printed from three aluminium plates, tusche, crayon Support: white, wove, TGL handmade paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: verso lower right corner, TGL [hexagon]
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. This image appears on both the front end leaf and the back end leaf of 'El Negro'. 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, pencil "RM83-685"
Dimensions: sheet 38.4 h x 65.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Tyler print documentation, 1983; Terezio, 1991, 268/291; Walker Art Centre (1987), 415/440
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1408.7
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