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Robert Motherwell

Black Open

Auction Closed

March 1, 09:28 PM GMT


250,000 - 350,000 USD

Lot Details


Robert Motherwell

1915 - 1991

Black Open

signed and dated 73 (lower right); signed and dated 1973 (on the reverse)

acrylic on canvas

72 by 36 in.

182.9 by 91.4 cm.

Executed in 1973.

Dedalus Foundation, New York

Acquired from the above in 2006 by the present owner

Robert Mattison, John Yau, Robert Hobbs et al., Robert Motherwell: Open, London 2009, p. 139, illustrated in color

Jack Flam, Katy Rogers, Tim Clifford, eds., Robert Motherwell: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1941 - 1991, Volume 2: Paintings on Canvas and Panel, New Haven 2012, no. P735, p.367, illustrated in color

New York, Art Galleries, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Exhibition of Works by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Awards, May - June 1987, no. 60 (titled as Untitled (Open))

London, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Robert Motherwell: Open, June - August 2009

New York, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Robert Motherwell: Opens, May -June 2015

Paris, Galerie Templon, Robert Motherwell Open Series, May - July 2018

Hong Kong, Pearl Lam Galleries, Arriving at Reality: Robert Motherwell's Open Paintings and Related Collages, January - March 2019

London, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Spring Mixed Show, March - April 2020

Marlborough, New York, LEGENDS: Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Beverly Pepper, September - November 2021

London, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Robert Motherwell: Paintings, June - September 2023