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CR. 168 Roth Händle

Roth-Händle

 1975

CR. 168 Roth Händle

19 1/2 x 15 5/8 in. (49.5 x 39.7 cm)

Paper

Auvergne à la Main Richard de Bas handmade paper; offset-printed Roth Händle cigarette label

Signature

Signed "RM" in pencil upper right

Inscriptions

Numbered in pencil upper right

Edition

53

Proofs

AP (unrecorded)
1 CP
TP (unrecorded)
hand-colored WP (unrecorded)

Publisher

Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York

Printer

Catherine Mosely, artist’s studio, Greenwich, Connecticut

Collaborators

Cigarette label printed at Harbor Press, New York; collage element hand-torn by Chip Elwell

Production Sequence

1 color printed in 2 steps from 1 copper plate: 1. black – plate (on Auvergne à la Main paper); 2. collage: Roth-Händle cigarette label offset printed from a two-color photograph, folded and hand-torn

Concordance

B 137

Comments

The title of this image derives from typography on the collage fragment, which is a cigarette package. The print was resized and torn to just inside the plate mark, eliminating the borders. Trial proof variations show alternative collage elements that were considered and changes in the positioning of the fragment.

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