United States of America
Collection Title: an 'El Negro' portfolio 1983
Page: page 35 and 36
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.
Materials & Technique:
colour lithograph printed from two aluminium plates, tusche
Support: buff, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: verso upper left 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 two colours: black and ochre. Text (verso) printed in two colours: black and grey. This image is printed on a double folded page and is the ninth image in the portfolio. 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 "RM81-634"
verso: page 37 verse of poem printed lithographically in black and grey ink "Dolor de negro concentrado angustia, / Pain of black concentrated anguish"
x 45.0 w
x 64.2 w
: Terenzio, S. (1991), 279; TGL print documentation, 1983; Walker Art Centre (1987), 428
: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
: NGA 2002.1.1418.1
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