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CR. 8 In Black with Yellow Ochre

In Black with Yellow Ochre

 1963

CR. 8 In Black with Yellow Ochre

30 x 21 in. (76.2 x 53.3 cm)

Signature

Signed "Robert Motherwell" in pencil lower right

Inscriptions

Dated "63" in pencil lower right; numbered in pencil lower left; workshop chop mark lower left

Edition

21

Proofs

TP (unrecorded)
WP (unrecorded)
4 impressions inscribed “Proof A”–“Proof D”

Publisher

Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York

Printer

Zigmunds Priede, Universal Limited Art Editions

Production Sequence

2 colors printed in 2 runs from 2 stones: 1. black – stone. 2. ochre – stone

Concordance

B 4; ULAE 3

Comments

This print, with its obvious reference to landscape, is based on a painting on paper of the same title from 1960. The gestural figure is silhouetted and floats between horizontal stripes against a flat ground. To accommodate Motherwell's desire that the colors blend in a manner closely approximating the surface qualities of a painting. Zigmunds Priede printed consecutive inkings quickly without waiting for each color to dry.

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