The Celtic Stone
lithograph on white wove Rives BFK paper
41 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (105.4 x 74.9 cm)
Signed "R. Motherwell" in pencil lower right
Numbered in pencil lower right; workshop chop mark lower left
4 AP, numbered I/IV-IV/IV
3 HC, numbered 1/3-1/3
Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York
Ben Berns and David Umholz, Universal Limited Art Editions
3 colors printed in 3 runs from 1 stone and 2 aluminum plates: 1. red – stone; 2. ochre – plate; 3. light purple – plate
In his next three lithographs with ULAE, Motherwell assigned titles that inscribe site references onto the stones used: Celtic, Douglas, and Aberdeen. All three titles invoke the geography of Scotland, including Aberdeen, a city in northeastern Scotland and the place in Washington State where Motherwell was born (see also cat. nos. 102 and 103).
See also Comments for cat. no. 65.