ROBERT MOTHERWELL | TWO FIGURES WITH GREEN STRIPE
80,000 - 120,000 USD
The Collector's Eye: Property from the Collection of Dr. M. Wallace and Mrs. Faega Friedman
1915 - 1991
TWO FIGURES WITH GREEN STRIPE
signed with the artist's initials
oil on paperboard
26 by 39½ in. 66 by 100.3 cm.
framed: 35 by 48¾ in. 88.9 by 123.8 cm.
Executed in 1960-64.
This work is in very good condition overall. Under close inspection there is evidence of handling and wear to all four corner tips with associated dents and fraying of the board. Further close inspection shows additional fraying to the board, 3/4 inch in size, with some very minute associated tears, 1 inch to the left of the bottom left corner tip. Under raking light, extremely close inspection reveals very faint hairline craquelure to the thicker areas of the impasto with a minute 1/8 inch loss to the black pigment, 16 inches from the left edge. Under very close inspection there are a few drip accretions and superficial abrasions along the lower quadrants of the composition, likely resultant of the artist's hand and from the time of execution. Under ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed
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Marlborough-Gerson Gallery Inc., New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in March 1967
Jack Flam, Katy Rogers and Tim Clifford, Eds., Robert Motherwell, A Catalogue Raisonné, 1941-1991, Volume 3: Collages and Paintings on Paper and Paperboard, New Haven 2012, cat. no. W115, p. 460, illustrated in color
New York, Museum of Modern Art; Durham, Duke University; Minneapolis, University of Minnesota; Saint Joseph, Minnesota, College of St. Benedict; Salt Lake City, University of Utah; San Antonio, White Memorial Museum; Tampa, University of Southern Florida; Houston, Contemporary Arts Association; Baltimore Museum of Art; Bloomington, Indiana University; Boulder, University of Colorado and San Francisco Museum of Art; Sacramento State College, Robert Motherwell: Works on Paper, September 1965 - April 1967