Redness of Red
lithograph, screenprint, and collage
24 x 16 in. (61 x 40.6 cm)
White Arches Cover mould-made paper; white Rives BFK mould-made paper; red Moriki handmade paper
Signed "RM" in pencil lower right
Numbered in pencil lower right; workshop chop mark lower right; workshop number "RM84-809" in pencil reverse lower left
1 archive proof
24 AP, numbered 1-24
10 CTP, numbered I-X
Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York
Roger Campbell, Lee Funderburg, and Kenneth Tyler, assisted by Chris Brown, Tyler Graphics Ltd.
Prep work for transfer from artist’s original paper collage material to print processes by Tyler; preparation of film copy from collage elements for platemaking by Funderburg; plate preparation and processing by Funderburg; screen preparation and proofing by Tyler; assisted by Brown; preparation and adhering of collage elements by Brown, Campbell, and Funderburg
10 colors (including 1 colored paper) printed in 9 steps from 1 screen and 7 aluminum plates: 1. transparent red – screen (on Arches Cover paper); 2. red – plate (on same paper as step 1); 3. light tan – plate (on Rives BFK paper); 4. dark tan – plate (on same paper as step 3); 5. light orange and dark orange – plate (on same paper as step 3); 6. red – plate (on same paper as step 3); 7. black – plate (on same paper as step 3); 8. collage: printed Rives BFK paper (from steps 3-7) and Moriki paper torn and adhered to printed Arches Cover paper (from steps 1-2); 9. black – plate
B 324; TGL 458 RM77
This print was published as a special edition available with the one hundred signed copies of the book The Prints of Robert Motherwell by Stephanie Terenzio (1984). The Redness of Red prints incorporate a fragment of the etching Mexican Night II (cat. no. 348) as the central collage element.