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Untitled (Phoenician Red)

1976
Monotype with etching inks in colors, on handmade Hayle Mill paper, with full margins.
I. 9 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (24.8 x 29.8 cm)
S. 30 5/8 x 22 1/4 in. (77.8 x 56.5 cm)

Signed in pencil, unframed.

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

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Kelly Troester
Worldwide Co-Head of Editions, Modern
+1 212 940 1221
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Cary Leibowitz
Worldwide Co-Head of Editions, Contemporary
+1 212 940 1222
cleibowitz@phillips.com

Kip Eischen
Specialist
+1 212 940 1332
keischen@phillips.com

General Enquiries
+1 212 940 1220

  • Condition Report

  • Literature

    Robert Motherwell Monotypes 1974/1976, exh. cat., Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York, 1976.

  • Artist Bio

    Robert Motherwell

    American • 1915 - 1991

    One of the youngest proponents of the Abstract Expressionist movement, Robert Motherwell rose to critical acclaim with his first solo exhibition at Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century gallery in 1944. Not only was Motherwell one of the major practicing Abstract Expressionist artists, he was, in fact, the main intellectual driving force within the movement—corralling fellow New York painters such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Hans Hoffman and William Baziotes into his circle. Motherwell later coined the term the "New York School", a designation synonymous to Abstract Expressionism that loosely refers to a wide variety of non-objective work produced in New York between 1940 and 1960.

    During an over five-decade-long career, Motherwell created a large and powerful body of varied work that includes paintings, drawings, prints and collages. Motherwell's work is most generally characterized by simple shapes, broad color contrasts and a dynamic interplay between restrained and gestural brushstrokes. Above all, it demonstrates his approach to art-making as a response to the complexity of lived, and importantly felt, experience.

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29

Untitled (Phoenician Red)

1976
Monotype with etching inks in colors, on handmade Hayle Mill paper, with full margins.
I. 9 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (24.8 x 29.8 cm)
S. 30 5/8 x 22 1/4 in. (77.8 x 56.5 cm)

Signed in pencil, unframed.

Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

Place Advance Bid

Contact Specialist
Kelly Troester
Worldwide Co-Head of Editions, Modern
+1 212 940 1221
ktroester@phillips.com

Cary Leibowitz
Worldwide Co-Head of Editions, Contemporary
+1 212 940 1222
cleibowitz@phillips.com

Kip Eischen
Specialist
+1 212 940 1332
keischen@phillips.com

General Enquiries
+1 212 940 1220

Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24 April 2018