Robert Motherwell, ‘Calligraphy I’, 1989, Print, Lithograph, Kunzt Gallery
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Robert Motherwell

Calligraphy I, 1989

Lithograph
53 1/2 × 39 4/5 in
136 × 101 cm
Edition of 50
.
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Location
Montevideo, Munich
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Kunzt Gallery
Montevideo, Munich

Lithograph in colours on Somerset paper - Published by Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York …

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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.

Robert Motherwell, ‘Calligraphy I’, 1989, Print, Lithograph, Kunzt Gallery
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About the work
Kunzt Gallery
Montevideo, Munich

Lithograph in colours on Somerset paper - Published by Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York (with their blindstamp)

Medium
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.

Robert Motherwell

Calligraphy I, 1989

Lithograph
53 1/2 × 39 4/5 in
136 × 101 cm
Edition of 50
.
Contact For Price
Location
Montevideo, Munich
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