Rite of Passage I
lithograph on white Tyler Graphics Ltd. (TGL) handmade paper
25 3/8 x 29 3/4 in. (64.5 x 75.6 cm)
Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower right
Numbered in pencil lower right; workshop chop mark lower right; workshop number "RM79-385" in pencil reverse lower left
1 archive proof
14 AP, numbered I/XIV-XIV/XIV
Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York
Lee Funderburg, Tyler Graphics Ltd.
Papermaking by Steve Reeves; stone preparation and processing by Kenneth Tyler; proofing by Funderburg
2 colors (including 1 pulp color) printed in 1 run from 1 stone: 1. red pulp (applied to newly made white pulp base sheet, then dried); 2. black – stone
B 215; TGL 404 RM23
This print and cat. nos. 249 and 250 are related to Motherwell's Drunk with Turpentine series of oil drawings from 1979, a series stylistically derived from an oil-on-paper drawing from 1959 titled The Black Sun.