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United States of America 1915 – 1991

Elegy black black 1981
Collection Title: an 'El Negro' portfolio 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, collage lithograph printed from one aluminium plate with collage element and red crayon Support: buff, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Impression: parent
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: 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.
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio, S. (1991), 274; TGL print documentation, 1983; Walker Art Centre (1987), 423
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1424.1-2