America – La France Variations II
lithograph and collage
45 3/4 x 29 in. (116.2 x 73.7 cm)
White Tyler Graphics Ltd. (TGL) handmade paper; blue Tyler Graphics Ltd. (TGL) handmade paper with multicolored fibers
Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower left
Numbered in pencil lower left; workshop chop mark lower left; workshop number "RM83-712" in pencil reverse lower right
1 archive proof
18 AP, numbered I/XVIII-XVIII/XVIII
Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York
Roger Campbell and Lee Funderburg, Tyler Graphics Ltd.
Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese; prep work for transfer from artist’s original paper collage material to print processes by Kenneth Tyler; preparation of film copy from collage elements for platemaking by Funderburg; plate preparation and processing by Funderburg; adhering of collage elements by Campbell, Funderburg, and Tyler
12 colors (including 1 colored paper) printed in 12 steps from 11 aluminum plates: 1. light green – plate; 2. tan – plate; 3. green – plate; 4. brown – plate; 5. dark brown – plate; 6. orange-red – plate; 7. red – plate; 8. dark red – plate; 9. gray – plate; 10. blue – plate; 11. black – plate; 12. collage: blue TGL paper torn and adhered to printed white TGL paper (from steps 1-11)
B 298; TGL 444 RM63
For the exhibition Robert Motherwell: The Collaged Image held at the Hurlbutt Gallery of the Greenwich Library, Connecticut, in 1987, Tyler Graphics Ltd. printed and published a poster of this print, measuring 28 x 19 in. (71 x 48.4 cm). Seventy copies were signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower right.
See also Comments for cat. no. 329.