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St. Michael III, 1979

Screenprint and lithograph in colors on wove paper
40 1/2 × 32 in
102.9 × 81.3 cm
Edition 24/99
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
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Heritage Auctions

Framed: 48in x 39.25in x 2in

There were also 20 artist's proofs in Roman numerals.

Framed: 48in x 39.25in x 2in

There were also 20 artist's proofs in Roman numerals.

Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil with blindstamp of the publisher lower right
Publisher
Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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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About the work
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Framed: 48in x 39.25in x 2in

There were also 20 artist's proofs in Roman numerals.

Framed: 48in x 39.25in x 2in

There were also 20 artist's proofs in Roman numerals.

Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil with blindstamp of the publisher lower right
Publisher
Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Robert Motherwell
American, 1915–1991
Follow

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.

St. Michael III, 1979

Screenprint and lithograph in colors on wove paper
40 1/2 × 32 in
102.9 × 81.3 cm
Edition 24/99
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Robert Motherwell