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CR. 381 Blue Elegy, State II

Blue Elegy, State II


CR. 381 Blue Elegy, State II

relief print and lithograph on white Tyler Graphics Ltd. (TGL) handmade paper
41 1/8 x 58 in. (104.5 x 147.3 cm)


Signed "R. Motherwell" in pencil lower right


Numbered in pencil lower right; inscribed "(State II)" in pencil lower right; workshop chop mark lower right; workshop number "RM83-687B" in pencil reverse lower left




WP (unrecorded)


Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York


Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese (magnesium plate), and Roger Campbell and Lee Funderburg (aluminum plates), Tyler Graphics Ltd.


Papermaking with hand coloring by Reeves and Strianese; magnesium plate preparation by Kenneth Tyler with processing by Swan Engraving, Bridgeport, Connecticut; proofing by Reeves and Strianese; prep work for continuous-tone lithography by Tyler; aluminum plate preparation by Funderburg

Production Sequence

9 colors (including 6 paper dyes) printed in 4 runs from 1 magnesium plate and 2 aluminum plates with 1 paper pressing: 1. white pulp base sheet dyed with yellow-ochre, light turquoise blue, dark turquoise blue, light blue-gray, dark blue-gray, and white; 2. blue – magnesium plate (relief); 3. transparent violet – aluminum plate (lithograph); 4. black – aluminum plate (lithograph)


B 349; TGL RM8


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