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A La Pintura White 7-9, 1972

Aquatint, lift-ground aquatint, and letterpress on J.B. Green (handmade) paper
25 1/2 × 38 1/2 in
64.8 × 97.8 cm
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New York, New York, , Pleasantville
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Signed in ink, dated 1972- 1979 LR "ROBERT MOTHERWELL 'a la pintura'" stamped in ochre ink lower right
Robert Motherwell
American, 1915–1991
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Alongside Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell is considered one of the great American Abstract Expressionist painters. His esteemed intellect not only undergirded his gorgeous, expressive paintings—frequently featuring bold black shapes against fields of color—but also made Motherwell one of the leading writers, theorists, and advocates of the New York School. He forged close friendships with the European Surrealists and other intellectuals over his interests in poetry and philosophy, and as such served as a vital link between the pre-war avant-garde in Europe and its post-war counterpart in New York, establishing automatism and psychoanalysis as central concerns of American abstraction. "It's not that the creative act and the critical act are simultaneous," Motherwell said. "It's more like you blurt something out and then analyze it.

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Signed in ink, dated 1972- 1979 LR "ROBERT MOTHERWELL 'a la pintura'" stamped in ochre ink lower right
Robert Motherwell
American, 1915–1991
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Alongside Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell is considered one of the great American Abstract Expressionist painters. His esteemed intellect not only undergirded his gorgeous, expressive paintings—frequently featuring bold black shapes against fields of color—but also made Motherwell one of the leading writers, theorists, and advocates of the New York School. He forged close friendships with the European Surrealists and other intellectuals over his interests in poetry and philosophy, and as such served as a vital link between the pre-war avant-garde in Europe and its post-war counterpart in New York, establishing automatism and psychoanalysis as central concerns of American abstraction. "It's not that the creative act and the critical act are simultaneous," Motherwell said. "It's more like you blurt something out and then analyze it.

A La Pintura White 7-9, 1972

Aquatint, lift-ground aquatint, and letterpress on J.B. Green (handmade) paper
25 1/2 × 38 1/2 in
64.8 × 97.8 cm
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location
New York, New York, , Pleasantville
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