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United States of America 1915 – 1991

Black with no way out 1981-83
Collection Title: an 'El Negro' portfolio 1983
Creation Notes: Robert Motherwell began collaborating with Kenneth Tyler on 'El Negro' in 1981. The book was editioned in 1983. 'Black with no way out' was started on the 22 of February 1981. The print was finished on the 8 November 1982. The plate was printed in a seperate edition on the 3 January 1983 and signed by the artist on the 30 January 1983. The plate was cancelled on the 14 February 1983.
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph printed from one aluminium plate, tusche Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Impression: parent
Edition: edition 98: plus 14AP; RTP; PPI; PPII; RTP; A; C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1983

Edition Notes: Robert Motherwell prepared the seventeen 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. This image is one of seven images that were printed separately in editions (without text) of 98 plus 14 artist's proofs numbered I-XIV.
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio, S. (1991), 285; TGL print documentation, 1983; Walker Art Centre (1987), 434
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1413.1-4