lithograph on white Rives BFK mould-made paper
20 x 13 3/4 in (50.8 x 34.9 cm)
Signed "RM" in red pencil lower right
Numbered in red pencil lower right; workshop chop mark lower right; workshop number "RM84-789A" in pencil reverse lower left
1 archive proof
1 final proof
Mundiarte, Madrid, and the Spanish Government
Roger Campbell and Lee Funderburg, Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York
Prep work for continuous-tone lithography by Kenneth Tyler; plate preparation and processing by Funderburg
3 colors printed in 3 runs from 3 aluminum plates: 1. blue-black – plate; 2. red-black – plate; 3. red – plate
B 320; TGL 455 RM74
Untitled (A), (B), and (C) were included in an album organized by Mundiarte and sponsored by the King of Spain to commemorate the work of Fray Bartolomeo de las Casas, the first Spanish priest to travel to the Americas and a defender of human rights during the Spanish Conquest. Motherwell was honored to be given the first article for illustration, doing with articles eleven and twenty-five of the Declaration of Human Rights. Artists participating in the album included Eduardo Chillida, Antonio Clavé, José Guerrero, Julio Le Park, Roberto Matta, Edgar Negret, Jesus Rafael Soto, Rufino Tamayo, and Antoni Tápies. The portfolios were donated to international organizations such as the United Nations and to heads of state.
Article one states that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.