lithograph on white Yoshobi handmade paper
35 x 43 1/2 in. (88.9 x 110.5 cm)
Signed "Motherwell" in pencil upper right
Numbered in pencil upper right; workshop chop mark lower right; workshop number "RM86-892" in pencil reverse lower left
1 archive proof
3 AP, numbered I/III-III/III
Artist; released by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York
Maurice Sanchez, assisted by Linda Larouche and James Miller, Derrière l’Etoile Studios, New York (1980); Roger Campbell and Lee Funderburg, Tyler Graphics Ltd.
Plate preparation, processing, proofing, and edition printing of run 1 by Sanchez, Larouche, and Miller at Derriere l’Etoile Studios; prep work for continuous-tone lithography and transfer of artist’s collage material to print processes by Kenneth Tyler; plate preparation and processing by Funderburg; proofing and edition printing by Campbell and Funderburg
6 colors printed in 6 runs from 6 aluminum plates: 1. sepia – plate (printed at Derrière L’Étoile Studios); 2. red – plate; 3. black – plate; 4. blue – plate; 5. red – plate; 6. black – plate
The sepia run for this image was printed in 1980 at Derriére l'Étoile Studios and set aside. In 1986 Motherwell reworked the print at Tyler Graphics Ltd. by adding five additional colors and tearing the margins to reduce the paper size. Although a small edition was produced, the print was never released as an official Tyler Graphics publication.