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PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ROBERT MOTHERWELL AND RENATE PONSOLD MOTHERWELL

Robert Motherwell
UNTITLED
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
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156

PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ROBERT MOTHERWELL AND RENATE PONSOLD MOTHERWELL

Robert Motherwell
UNTITLED
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Robert Motherwell
1915 - 1991
UNTITLED
signed with the artist's initials and dated 86
oil on paper
29 by 23 in. 73.7 by 58.4 cm.
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This previously unrecorded work will be included in an online supplement to the catalogue raisonné on the Dedalus Foundation’s website.

Provenance

Collection of the artist
Thence by descent to Renate Ponsold Motherwell

Catalogue Note

"Black and white have been Robert Motherwell’s main colors for over thirty years now; the chromatic bedrock of his image-making. And this underlying dialectic of black and white—graphic, stark and reductive—has allowed Motherwell to achieve an art of absolutes without having had to limit the play of his inventive mind to a single (absolute) image, and an art of pure abstraction without having had to reject the notion of subject matter."

Jack Flam in Exh. Cat., Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery (and traveling), Robert Motherwell, 1984, p. 10

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