Soot-Black Stone, #1
36 x 18 1/4 in. (91.4 x 46.4 cm)
Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower right
Numbered in pencil lower right; workshop chop mark lower right; artist's chop mark lower right; dated "1973" in pencil reverse lower right; workshop number "RM73-526" in pencil reverse lower right; workshop stamp in black ink reverse lower left
12 AP, numbered I/X-X/X, XI, XII
3 Gemini G.E.L. impressions, numbered I-III
Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
Serge Lozingot, Gemini G.E.L.
Plate processing and proofing by Lozingot and Kenneth Tyler
1 color printed in 1 run from 1 stone: black – stone
B 113; GGEL 596; NGA 34.14
The six lithographs that compose this sequence are related to a small number of black paintings done in 1973 in similar vertical formats. In each, a central shape that looks like a stone floats between incised vertical lines. Motherwell frequently drew by incising the ground plane in many formats, particularly in paintings and collages.