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Robert Motherwell

Untitled

A Way of Life: The Collection of Barbara & Ernest Kafka

Robert Motherwell

Robert Motherwell

Untitled

Untitled

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A Way of Life: The Collection of Barbara & Ernest Kafka

Robert Motherwell

1915 - 1991

Untitled



signed with the initials RM and dated 68 (lower right)

acrylic and graphite on printed paperboard

11⅜ by 10 in.

28.9 by 25.4 cm.

Executed in 1968.

This work is in very good condition overall. The left edge of the sheet is deckled. There are artist pinholes in the upper corners and there is a soft undulation to the sheet. Under close inspection, there is evidence of light handling and wear to the upper corners, including soft creases. There are pinpoint drying bubbles visible in the green painted areas as well embedded stray bristles, inherent to the artist’s working method and chosen medium. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat along the top edge. Framed under Plexiglas.

 

Framed dimensions: 18 by 16 ⅝ in. (45.7 by 42.2 cm.)


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 can more fully review the condition of the property with you. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's or in any condition report we may provide to you is merely a subjective qualified opinion, provided to you solely for your convenience, and is subject to change.


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Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
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, no. W304, p. 529, illustrated in color