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PROPERTY FROM A PROMINENT EAST COAST COLLECTION

Robert Motherwell
SAMURAI NO. 13
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 400,000 USD
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94

PROPERTY FROM A PROMINENT EAST COAST COLLECTION

Robert Motherwell
SAMURAI NO. 13
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 400,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated

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New York

Robert Motherwell
1915 - 1991
SAMURAI NO. 13
signed with the artist's initials and dated 77
acrylic on canvas mounted to Masonite
48 by 36 in. 121.9 by 91.4 cm.
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Provenance

André Emmerich Gallery, Inc., New York
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy J. Younger, Houston
Sotheby's, New York, 9 May 1996, Lot 175
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner 

Exhibited

Naples, Florida, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, American Painting, February - March 1996

Literature

Constance W. Glenn, "The Collectors: A House Created for Art; Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy J. Younger in Houston," Architectural Digest 39, no. 4, April 1982, pp. 100-05, illustrated in color
Jack Flam, Katy Rogers, and Tim Clifford, Eds., Robert Motherwell Paintings and Collages: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1941-1991, Volume Two: Paintings on Canvas and Panel, New Haven and London 2012, cat. no. P934, p. 459, illustrated in color

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

Contemporary Curated

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New York