A collection of scarce Robert Motherwell literature and catalogues

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  • A collection of scarce Robert Motherwell literature and catalogues

    Robert Motherwell was an American abstract expressionist painter, printmaker, and editor. He was one of the youngest of the New York School, which also included Philip Guston, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.


    This is a collection of 4 scarce catalogues and books from 1963 – 1978. It also includes a loose photograph showing Motherwell dining before one of the openings. All books are in very good condition.


    The books include


    1) The Catalgue for “An exhibition of the work of Robert Motherwell” shown at The Smith College Museum of Art in Massachusetts. First and only edition. Contains a chronology, conversation with the artist, 30 item catalogue, bibliography and 14 b/w plates. Published 1963


    2) Robert Motherwell, Pictures and collages 1967-1970. This book contains a portrait of the artist, Essays by the artist, Octavio Paz, Bryan Robertson, documentation, a biography. 9 colour and 39 b/w illustrations. The text is in both English and German. Published 1970.


    3) Robert Motherwell “Recent Prints”. Tyler Workshop Ltd 1975. This copy was from The Mayor Gallery in London as the internal stamp shows. It has card covers with a mounted colour photo-offsett and folding b/w illustrated sheet containing 10 of the artists prints with descriptions.


    4) Robert Motherwell “Paintings and Collages from 1941 to the present”. The Royal Academy of Arts 1978 by Terence Maloon. This is a catalogue of an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Arts (London) in 1978. It has its original full 29 pages including Illustrations, A portrait, 50 illustrations of the work on show and numerous essays. It also contains a loose photograph of the artist at dinner in situ at the Royal Academy of Arts prior to the event.



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