America – La France Variations III
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 presentation proof
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
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.