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Print123 Iso

A la pintura: Red 4 – 7


Print123 Iso

aquatint, lift-ground etching and aquatint, and letterpress on J.B. Green paper
25 1/2 x 38 in. (64.8 x 96.5 cm)
two plates: each 14 1/2 x 26 in. (36.8 x 66 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. alizarin crimson – plate (aquatints); 2. black – plate (lift-ground etching and aquatint); 3. black – letterpress (English text); 4. red – letterpress (Spanish text)


B 94; ULAE 28


Motherwell began working on this print in 1969. The aquatint tone is alizarin crimson.

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


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