Three Poems - Red Samurai/Je t'aime by Robert Motherwell
This work which includes two unique lithographs, the first Red Samurai and the second Je t'aime (located on either side of one folio page).
Red Samurai demonstrates Motherwell's unique print aesthetic using large swaths of black on red colored Japanese Masa Dosa paper. Je Taime includes a rare use of hand script adjacent to Motherwell's innovative exploration of black on white. Both works are the sixth and seventh of twelve lithographs connected to the poem titled "Return, for Jose Alvarado."
The lithographs are part of a 4 page folio in with text of the poem printed in Spanish (red) and English (black) as illustrated. An impressive piece in pristine condition for discerning collectors.
Technical Details: Printed in 1988 by Trestle Editions Limited, New York. Paper size 21.5 x 18 inches; Chine applique of Japanese to Cartiere Enrico Magnani paper. Edition number 89 of 750. Taken directly from deluxe bound book of prints as a four page folio without frame or manipulation. Comes with complete provenance including copy of colophon signed by Robert Motherwell and Octavio Paz.