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THE COLLECTION OF ELAINE ATTIAS

Robert Motherwell
GUILLOTINE NO. 2
Estimate
400,000600,000
JUMP TO LOT
263

THE COLLECTION OF ELAINE ATTIAS

Robert Motherwell
GUILLOTINE NO. 2
Estimate
400,000600,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Robert Motherwell
1915 - 1991
GUILLOTINE NO. 2
signed with the artist's initials and dated 79; signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated 80 on the reverse
acrylic and charcoal on canvas
77 3/4 by 38 in. 197.5 by 96.5 cm.
Executed in 1979-1980.
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Provenance

Dedalus Foundation, New York
Achim Moeller Fine Arts, New York (acquired from the above in 2001)
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002

Literature

Jack Flam, Katy Rogers and Tim Clifford, Eds., Robert Motherwell Paintings and Collages: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1994-1991, Volume Two: Paintings on Canvas and Panel, New Haven 2012, cat. no. P996, p. 484, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"The 'pure' red of which certain abstractionists speak does not exist. Any red is rooted in blood, glass, wine, hunters' caps and a thousand other concrete phenomena. Otherwise we would have no feeling toward red and its relations."
Robert Motherwell

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York