Between Life and Death: Robert Motherwell's Elegies in Bay Area Collections

In celebration of the centennial of the artist’s birth, this one-room exhibition presents thirteen works by the pioneering Abstract Expressionist Robert Motherwell (1915–1991) from his seminal series Elegies to the Spanish Republic.
, 'Untitled (Elegy),' 1990, de Young Museum

Robert Motherwell

Untitled (Elegy), 1990

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, 'Elegy Black Book,' 1983, de Young Museum

Robert Motherwell

Elegy Black Book, 1983

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, 'At Five in the Afternoon,' 1950, de Young Museum

Robert Motherwell

At Five in the Afternoon, 1950

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, 'Spanish Elegy,' 1987, de Young Museum

Robert Motherwell

Spanish Elegy, 1987

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