America – La France Variations VII
lithograph and collage
52 1/4 x 36 in. (132.7 x 91.4 cm)
White Arches Cover mould-made paper; black German Etching paper; blue Tyler Graphics Ltd. (TGL) handmade paper with multicolored fibers; gray Zaan handmade paper
Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower right
Numbered in pencil lower right; workshop chop mark lower right; workshop number "RM83-718" in pencil reverse lower left
1 archive proof
20 AP, numbered I/XX-XX/XX
3 presentation proofs
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
11 colors (including 3 colored papers) printed in 9 steps from 8 aluminum plates: 1. light brown – plate (on Arches Cover paper); 2. pale brown – plate (on same paper as step 1); 3. pale gray – plate (on same paper as step 1); 4. light green-tan – plate (on same paper as step 1); 5. black – plate (on same paper as step 1); 6. green – plate (on separate white Arches Cover paper); 7. blue – plate (on same paper as step 6); 8. red – plate (on same paper as step 6); 9. collage: printed Arches Cover paper (from steps 6-8), torn; German Etching paper, cut and torn; TGL paper; and Zaan paper, torn; all adhered to printed Arches Cover paper (from steps 1-5)
B 303; TGL 449 RM68
See also Comments for cat. no. 329.