Description: acrylic and printed paper collage on canvasboard
Dimensions: 48 by 36 in. 121.9 by 91.4 cm.
Medium: acrylic and printed paper collage on canvasboard
Condition Report: This work is in very good condition overall. There is minor evidence of handling along edges, including some faint rubbing to the surface. The printed paper collage lifts slightly at the center and some glue residue is visible, both inherent to the artist's working method. Under very close inspection, a few minor losses are visible in the blue-painted areas and there are a few scattered and unobtrusive media accretions throughout. The colors are bright and fresh. Framed under glass.
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Exhibited: New York, Knoedler & Company,
Robert Motherwell: Recent Paintings and Collages, April 1974, cat. no. 10
Literature: Hayden Herrera, "Reviews and Previews: Robert Motherwell,"
ARTnews, Vol. 73, Summer 1974, no. 6
Jack Flam, Katy Rogers and Tim Clifford, Eds.,
Robert Motherwell Paintings and Collages: A Catalogue Raisonné 1941-1991, Vol. 2: Paintings on Canvas and Panel, New Haven 2012, cat. no. C432, p. 207, illustrated in color
Provenance: Knoedler & Company, New York
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Sotheby's, New York, 13 May 2004, Lot 205
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