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Print124 Iso

A la pintura: Red 8 – 11


Print124 Iso

aquatint, lift-ground aquatint, and letterpress on J.B. Green paper
25 1/2 x 38 in. (64.8 x 96.5 cm)
two plates: each 24 x 27 1/2 in. (61 x 69.9 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. cadmium red medium – plate (brushed and open-bite aquatint); 2. black – plate (lift-ground aquatint); 3. black – letterpress (English text); 4. red – letterpress (Spanish text)


B 95; ULAE 29


Motherwell began working on this print in 1971. The dominant aquatint tone is cadmium red medium.

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


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