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CR. 121 A la pintura: Blue 12 – 13

A la pintura: Blue 12 – 13

 1972

CR. 121 A la pintura: Blue 12 – 13

double aquatint, etching, and letterpress on J.B. Green paper
25 1/2 x 38 in. (64.8 x 96.5 cm)
two plates: 7 7/8 x 5 in. (20 x 12.7 cm) and 11 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (29.8 x 19.1 cm)

Inscriptions

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

Production Sequence

2 colors printed in 2 runs from 2 copper plates and 2 colors printed by letterpress: 1. ultramarine blue - plate (double aquatint); 2. black – line plate (etching); 3. black – letterpress (English text); 4. blue – letterpress (Spanish text)

Concordance

B 92; ULAE 26

Comments

Motherwell began working on this print in 1971. The aquatint tone is ultramarine blue.

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

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