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Untitled, 1975

Etching and aquatint in colors, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins
25 1/2 × 19 1/2 in
64.8 × 49.5 cm
Edition of 69 + 12AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Phillips

Image: 9 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. (23.5 x 29.8 cm)
Sheet: 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (64.8 x 49.5 cm)
Unframed

Image: 9 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. (23.5 x 29.8 cm)
Sheet: 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (64.8 x 49.5 cm)
Unframed

Signature
Signed, dated, annotated 'presentation proof' and inscribed 'for Mildred Constantine' in pencil (the edition was 69 and 12 artist's proofs)
Publisher
the artist (with his blindstamp)
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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Phillips

Image: 9 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. (23.5 x 29.8 cm)
Sheet: 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (64.8 x 49.5 cm)
Unframed

Image: 9 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. (23.5 x 29.8 cm)
Sheet: 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (64.8 x 49.5 cm)
Unframed

Signature
Signed, dated, annotated 'presentation proof' and inscribed 'for Mildred Constantine' in pencil (the edition was 69 and 12 artist's proofs)
Publisher
the artist (with his blindstamp)
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.

Untitled, 1975

Etching and aquatint in colors, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins
25 1/2 × 19 1/2 in
64.8 × 49.5 cm
Edition of 69 + 12AP
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