America – La France Variations IX
lithograph and collage
28 1/2 x 21 3/4 in. (72.4 x 55.3 cm)
Mottled tan Australian Bemboka handmade paper; white Arches Cover mould-made paper
Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower right
Numbered in pencil lower right; workshop chop mark lower right; workshop number "RM83-719" in pencil reverse lower left
1 archive proof
18 AP, numbered I/XVIII-XVIII/XVIII
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
6 colors (including 1 colored paper) printed in 6 steps from 5 aluminum plates: 1. green – plate (on Arches Cover paper); 2. light tan – plate (on same paper as step 1); 3. light green-tan – plate (on same paper as step 1); 4. blue – plate (on same paper as step 1); 5. black – plate (on same paper as step 1); 6. collage: printed Arches Cover paper (from steps 1-5) torn and adhered to Bemboka paper
B 305; TGL 451 RM70
See also Comments for cat. no. 329.