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Octavio Paz Suite: Black Sun
22 7/8 x 28 in. (58.1 x 71.1 cm)
Arches paper; Japanese Masa Dosa handmade paper
4 colors (including 1 colored paper) printed in 4 steps from 2 aluminum plates and 1 linoleum block: 1. black – plate (on Masa Dosa paper); 2. ochre – plate (on same paper as step 1); 3. ochre – linoleum block (on same paper as step 1); 4. Masa Dosa paper adhered to Arches paper (chine appliqué)
Motherwell began working on this image in 1986. See general entries for Octavio Paz Suite (cat. nos. 415-441) and Three Poems (cat. nos. 387.1-.27)