15 November 2012
Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)
Open, # 75
signed with artist's initials 'RM' (upper left); signed again, titled, inscribed and dated 'R. Motherwell Summer, 1969 "OPEN, #75"' (on the reverse)
acrylic and charcoal on canvas
60 x 40 in. (152.4 x 101 cm.)
Painted in 1969.
Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc., New York
Lawrence Rubin, New York
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J. Flam, K. Rogers and T. Clifford, Robert Motherwell Paintings and Collages: A Catalogue Raissoné, 1941-1991, Volume Two: Paintings on canvas and panel, New Haven and London, 2012, p. 256, no. P466 (illustrated in color).
"the 'open' series...the first long sustained uninterrupted conscious effort of mine to explore an idea." Robert Motherwell
This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of Paintings & Collages by Robert Motherwell being prepared by the Dedalus Foundation.
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