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Print69 Iso

Africa Suite: Africa 1


Print69 Iso

screenprint on J.B. Green paper
40 3/4 x 28 1/4 in. (103.5 x 1.8 cm)


Signed "RM" in pencil lower left; signed "Motherwell" in screen upper left


Numbered in pencil lower right; artist's chop mark lower right; workshop number "K 7507" stamped in black ink reverse lower right




AP (unrecorded)
other proofs (unrecorded)


Marlborough Graphics, Inc., New York


Chris Prater, Kelpra Studio, London

Production Sequence

2 colors printed in 2 runs from 2 screens: 1. black – screen; 2. cream – screen


B 40


The Africa Suite of ten screenprints was the first collaboration between Motherwell and Marlborough Graphics, New York, which was a division of Marlborough Gallery, then Motherwell's primary dealer.

The original studies for the Africa Suite were a group of ten works selected from a series of ink-on-paper drawings from the same year. These large automatic brush drawings were reworked with white acrylic overpainting and white paper masking to achieve the silhouettes of the final screenprints. The original works were mounted onto a base sheet to determine the size of the print margins. The suite of prints was shown for the first time in 1970 at the Marlborough Gallery, New York, with the original drawings. A small number of impressions apart from the edition were signed but not numbered.


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