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Print116 Iso

A la pintura: Black 5 – 11


Print116 Iso

aquatint, lift-ground aquatint and etching, and letterpress on J.B. Green paper
25 1/2 x 38 in. (64.8 x 96.5 cm)
two plates: each 5 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. (14 x 23.5 cm)


Numbered in ochre ink stamp lower left; workshop chop mark lower left; "ROBERT MOTHERWELL 'a la pintura'" stamped in ochre ink lower right

Production Sequence

2 colors printed in 2 runs from 2 copper plates and 2 colors printed by letterpress: 1. beige – plate (aquatint); 2. black – line plate (lift-ground aquatint with etched lines added); 3. black – letterpress (English text); 4. brown – letterpress (Spanish text)


B 87; ULAE 21


Motherwell began working on this print in 1971. The aquatint tone is a tint of yellow-ochre.

See also general entry for A la pintura (cat. nos. 111-131).


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