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WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF RICHARD E. LANG AND JANE LANG DAVIS

Robert Motherwell
THREE IMPORTANT PERSONAGES
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 112,500 USD
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WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF RICHARD E. LANG AND JANE LANG DAVIS

Robert Motherwell
THREE IMPORTANT PERSONAGES
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 112,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Robert Motherwell
1915 - 1991
THREE IMPORTANT PERSONAGES
signed and dated 1944
ink and watercolor on paper
11 1/2 by 14 1/2 in. 29.2 by 36.8 cm.
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This work will be included in the forthcoming Robert Motherwell Catalogue Raisonné of Drawings being prepared by the Dedalus Foundation.

Provenance

Collection of Jane Bowles, East Hampton
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in November 1975

Exhibited

New York, Art of This Century, Robert Motherwell: Paintings, Papiers Collés, Drawings, October - November 1944
Dusseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle; Stockholm, Kulturhuset; Vienna, Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Robert Motherwell, September 1976 - April 1977, cat. no. 2, p. 98, illustrated
Seattle Art Museum, The Richard and Jane Lang Collection, February - April 1984, cat. no. 32, p. 46, illustrated
Newport Beach, Newport Harbor Art Museum; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, The Interpretive Link: Abstract Surrealism into Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper, 1938-1948, July 1986 - April 1987, cat. no. 80, illustrated
Venice, Peggy Guggenheim Collection; New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Robert Motherwell: Early Collages, May 2013 - January 2014, cat. no. 22, illustrated in color

Literature

Robert Saltonstall Mattison, Robert Motherwell: The Formative Years, Ann Arbor 1987, fig. 36, p. 103, illustrated
Matthew S. Witkovsky, "Experience vs. Theory: Romare Bearden and Abstract Expression," Black American Literature Forum 23, No. 2, Summer 1989, fig. 2, p. 263, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"What could be more interesting, or in the end, more ecstatic, than in those rare moments when you see another person look at something you've made, and realize that they got it exactly, that your heart jumped to their heart with nothing in between."
Robert Motherwell

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