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ROBERT MOTHERWELL | UNTITLED

Estimate:

50,000 to - 70,000 USD

Property from an Important American Collection

ROBERT MOTHERWELL | UNTITLED

ROBERT MOTHERWELL | UNTITLED

Estimate:

50,000 to - 70,000 USD

Lot sold:

113,400

USD

Property from an Important American Collection

ROBERT MOTHERWELL

1915 - 1991

UNTITLED


signed with the artist's initials 

oil and paper collage on board

16 by 12 in. 40.6 by 30.5 cm.

framed: 28½ by 24¼ in. 72.4 by 61.6 cm.

Executed in 1957. 

This work is in very good condition overall. All collage elements are stable, with some lifting to the edges which are inherent to the artist's working method. Under extremely close inspection there are two minor and unobtrusive chips: one to the upper right hand corner tip, the second ½ in, to the right of the lower left hand corner tip. Under ultraviolet light inspection there is no evidence of restoration. Framed under glass.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Private Collection

B.C. Holland, Inc., Chicago (acquired from the above in 1977) 

Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles 

Private Collection 

Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

Acquired from the above by the present owner in May 1989

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. C73, pp. 60-61, illustrated in color

Los Angeles, Margo Leavin Gallery, Three Generations: Studies in Collage, January - March 1978