"Peace Portfolio I: Untitled 1970"1970
Limited Edition Print : Screenprint
Size : 26x21 in | 66x53 cm
Edition : Upon RequestREDUCED
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Condition : Excellent - The print and frame are in excellent condition.
Framed with Plexiglass
Purchased from : Private Collector
Story / Additional Info : Exhibited in the MOTHERWELL/BEACON Print Retrospective, Beacon, New York. October 23-December 6, 2004. Literature: Engberg/Banach Catalogue Raisonne # 68. Publisher: The Academic and Professional Action Committee for a Responsible Congress, New York. The letter "P" has always held a special place of significance in the print work of Robert Motherwell. His very first prints at ULAE in 1962 were both variants on the letter "P" and were called "Poet I" and "Poet II". Motherwell's strong feelings for the printed word in general and poetry in specific are well documented. In 1970 Motherwell returned to the "P" motif but in an entirely different context. At this time the country was bogged down in Vietnam and Motherwell was asked to contribute an image to the anti-war movement.
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LID : 7654
Robert Motherwell - United States
Robert Motherwell was an American artist and seminal Abstract Expressionist painter. Influenced by automatic writing and drawing prescribed by the Surrealists, Motherwell’s practice was characterized by an intuitive approach to painting. He is perhaps best known for his iconic Elegy to the Spanish Republic series, which consists of 150 variants of black forms on white backgrounds. “Painting is a medium in which the mind can actualize itself; it is a medium of thought,” he once reflected. “Thus painting, like music, tends to become its own content.” Born on January 24, 1915 in Aberdeen, WA, he moved to New York to study at Columbia University with the art historian Meyer Schapiro. It was notably Schapiro that initially encouraged Motherwell to start making paintings. During the early 1940s, he entered a milieu of young artists that included William Baziotes, Jackson Pollock, and Willem de Kooning. Motherwell later taught Cy Twombly and Robert Rauschenberg at the famed Black Mountain College. Returning to New York, he met the painter Helen Frankenthaler in 1957, whom he married three years later. During their 13 year marriage, the two artists’ mutual interest in the poetry of abstraction fueled one another’s work. The artist died on July 16, 1991 in Cape Cod, MA. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Tate Modern in London, among others. Listings wanted. Check out our new sister site Bluechipartbrokerage.com