Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)
The Big A
signed and dated 'Motherwell 86' (upper right); signed and dated again 'R. Motherwell 1987' (on the reverse)
acrylic and charcoal on canvas
96 x 60 in. (243.8 x 152.4 cm.)
Painted in 1986-87.
Private collection, New York, 1987
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2001
B. Ruhe, "Motherwell at Knoedler," Art/World 11, no. 8, 1987, p. 6.
J. Flam, K. Rogers and T. Clifford, eds., Robert Motherwell, Paintings and Collages, A Catalogue Raisonné 1941-1991, Volume Two: Paintings on Canvas and Panel, New Haven and London, 2012, p. 543, no. P1136 (illustrated in color).
New York, Knoedler and Co., Robert Motherwell: Major Works from the 1980’s, May 1987, no. 1.
New York, Lawrence Rubin/Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, Robert Motherwell: Abstract Imagist, April-June 2001, no. 10 (illustrated in color on the cover).

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