Black for Mozart
lithograph and collage
64 x 41 in. (162.6 x 104.1 cm)
White Tyler Graphics Ltd. (TGL) handmade paper; white Rives BFK paper; Korean Kozo natural fiber handmade paper
Signed "RM" in pencil lower right
Numbered in pencil lower right; workshop chop mark lower right; workshop number "RM90-1034" in pencil reverse lower left
1 archive proof
16 AP, numbered 1/16-16/16
Tyler Graphics, Mount Kisco, New York
Kevin Falco, assisted by Lee Funderburg and Eric Ting, Tyler Graphics Ltd.
Papermaking by Tom Strianese, assisted by Jed Marshall and Brian Maxwell; image stencils hand-cut by Strianese; prep work for continuous-tone lithography by Kenneth Tyler; aluminum plate preparation, processing, and proofing by Falco and Hutcheson, assisted by Ting; preparation and adhering of collage elements by Falco and Hutcheson
14 colors (including 3 pulp colors, 1 dye color, and 2 colored papers) printed in 11 steps from 8 aluminum plates: 1. TGL paper hand-colored using green, blue, and red pulps applied to a white pulp base sheet; 2. black – plate (on TGL paper); 3. red – plate (on same paper as step 2); 4. black – plate (on same paper as step 2); 5. gray dye applied to the dampened TGL paper; 6. gray – plate (on Rives BFK paper); 7. light orange – plate (on same paper as step 6); 8. yellow – plate (on same paper as step 6); 9. dark orange – plate (on same paper as step 6); 10. black – plate (on Kozo paper); 11. collage: printed papers from steps 6-10 torn and adhered to printed TGL paper (from steps 2-4)
Several impressions are stamped with the workshop number "RM88-1034."