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    Sale 2168

    Post War and Contemporary Art Morning Session

    14 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 229

    Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)

    White Music

    Price Realised  

    Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)
    White Music
    signed and dated 'R. Motherwell 83' (upper right); signed again, titled, inscribed and dated again, '"WHITE MUSIC" R. Motherwell Summer, 1983' (on the reverse)
    acrylic and printed paper collage on canvas laid down on masonite
    72 x 36 in. (182.8 x 91.4 cm.)
    Executed in 1983.


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    Provenance

    M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the Montclair Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisition Endowment Fund


    Literature

    M. Kushner, A. Anreus, M., Grzesiak & V. Wageman, Three Hundred Years of American Painting, The Montclair Art Museum Collection, New York, 1989, p. 120 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    New York, Knoedler Contemporary, Adolph Gottlieb, Robert Motherwell and David Smith, December 1983-January 1984.
    The Montclair Art Museum, Recent Acquisitions 1977-1987, July-September 1987.
    The Montclair Art Museum, The New York School, May-August 1988.
    The Montclair Art Museum, Robert Motherwell: The Music Collages, November 1989-January 2001.
    The Montclair Art Museum, Lyrical Visions: Music and Dance in American and Native American Art, September 2000-January 2001.