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United States of America 1915 – 1991

Black with no way out 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. '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 in three colours from three aluminium plates Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: lower right corner, TGL symbol
Impression: artist's proof VIII
Edition: edition of 98: plus 14 artist's proofs; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; archive copy; cancellation proof
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1983

Edition Notes: A three colour lithograph printed from three aluminium plates in the following order: black, red and dark red. NOTE: This is the sixteenth image from the book, 'El Negro', and is one of the seven images from the book that were published separately in signed and numbered editions. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Prep work for continuous tone lithography by Kenneth Tyler. Plate preparation and processing by Lee Funderburg, proofing and edition printing by Roger Campbell and Funderburg.
Primary Insc: signed, lower right corner, in pencil, 'Motherwell [underlined]'
Secondary Insc: inscribed, lower right corner, in pencil, 'ap VIII/XIV'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, 'RM81-640'
Dimensions: sheet 38.4 h x 96.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio, S. (1991), 285; TGL print documentation, 1983; Walker Art Centre (1987), 434; Enberg/Banach (2003), 313
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.306
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