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United States of America 1915 – 1991

Poor Spain 1981-83
Collection Title: an 'El Negro' portfolio 1983
Page: pages 75, 76 and 77
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. 'Poor Spain' was started on the 22 of February 1981. The RTP was printed on the 27 of September 1981. The print was finished on the 14 October 1982 and the plate was cancelled on the 14 February 1983.
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph with crayon additions Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
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: Lithograph printed in one colour: black. Red lettering in oil crayon, red crayon, ochre oil crayon and black crayon. 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: inscribed upper centre, pencil "cut cut left 2 page squeezed" inscribed centre left, pencil "fill in red lettering when you make plate lee / KET" inscribed centre left, red crayon "pabre" inscribed lower right corner, pencil "#17" verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "RM81-644"
Dimensions: comp 31.6 h x 64.2 w cm sheet 38.4 h x 91.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio, S. (1991), 289; TGL print documentation, 1983; Walker Art Centre (1987), 438
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1414.1
Image rights: © Dedalus Foundation, Inc./VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy