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Print331 Iso

America – La France Variations III


Print331 Iso

lithograph and collage
48 x 30 3/4 in. (121.9 x 78.1 cm)


White Arches Cover paper; blue Tyler Graphics Ltd. (TGL) handmade paper with multicolored fibers


Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower right


Numbered in pencil lower right; workshop chop mark lower right; workshop number "RM83-714" in pencil reverse lower left




1 archive proof
20 AP, numbered I/XX-XX/XX
1 CP
1 presentation proof
2 PP


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

Production Sequence

10 colors (including 1 colored paper) printed in 10 steps from 9 aluminum plates: 1. light green-tan – plate; 2. gray – plate; 3. tan – plate; 4. brown – plate; 5. yellow-orange – plate; 6. red – plate; 7. blue-gray – plate; 8. blue – plate; 9. black – plate; 10. collage: blue TGL paper torn and adhered to printed Arches Cover paper (from steps 1-9)


B 299; TGL 445 RM64


Working collages for this print included trial proofs from Black Rumble (cat. no. 356), printed in blue, a print begun in 1983 during work on the America-La France series. The artist used the lithograph as a matrix for the collage that was the maquette for this print.

See also Comments for cat. no. 329.


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