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After Robert Motherwell
Art 1981 Chicago Poster /// Abstract Expressionist Robert Motherwell Modern Art

1981

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Artist: (after) Robert Motherwell (American, 1915-1992) Title: "Art 1981 Chicago" *Issued unsigned, though signed and dated by Motherwell in the plate (printed signature) upper right Year: 1981 Medium: Original Lithograph, Exhibition Poster on Dove paper Limited edition: 2,000. (There was also a signed and numbered edition of 150 on Arches Cover paper without margins or text) Printer: Roger Campbell and Lee Funderburg of Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, NY Publisher: Lakeside Group, Chicago, IL Reference: "The Prints of Robert Motherwell - A Catalogue Raisonné 1943-1984" - Belknap No. 249, page 247; "Robert Motherwell - The Complete Prints 1940-1991" - Engberg No. 282; "Tyler Graphics - Catalogue Raisonné, 1974-1985" - Tyler No. 410:RM29, page 246 Sheet size: 39.5" x 27.5". Condition: Never framed, has been professionally stored away for decades. Some minor edge wear. In excellent condition Notes: Printed in four colors: light tan, orange, deep red, and black. Poster produced for a special exhibition of various artists' work at the Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, IL from May 14-19, 1981. The image featured on this poster is Motherwell's 1977 collage "Untitled". This poster was the official poster for the 1981 Chicago International Art Exposition. Printer's imprint and artist's copyright lower center. GIA Gallery Poster Disclaimer: Not to be confused with thousands of contemporary inkjet/giclée/digital reproductions ignorantly or deliberately passed off as originals on the market today. The examples we offer here are the original period vintage (exhibition) posters, created and designed by, or under the supervision and authorization of the artist or their respective estate (posthumously), for various exhibitions and events in which they participated. If applicable, this poster is also fully documented within its respective artists' official catalogue raisonné of authentic graphic works, prints, and or posters. Biography: Robert Motherwell was born January 24, 1915, in Aberdeen, Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles at age 11, and in 1932 studied painting briefly at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Motherwell received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1937 and enrolled for graduate work later that year in the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He traveled to Europe in 1938 for a year of study abroad. His first solo show was presented at the Raymond Duncan Gallery in Paris in 1939. In September of 1940, Motherwell settled in New York, where he entered Columbia University to study art history with Meyer Schapiro, who encouraged him to become a painter. In 1941, Motherwell traveled to Mexico with Roberto Matta for six months. After returning to New York, his circle came to include William Baziotes, Willem de Kooning, Hans Hofmann, and Jackson Pollock. In 1942, Motherwell was included in the exhibition First Papers of Surrealism at the Whitelaw Reid Mansion, New York. In 1944, Motherwell became editor of the Documents of Modern Art series of books, and he contributed frequently to the literature on Modern art from that time. A solo exhibition of Motherwell’s work was held at Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of This Century gallery, New York, in 1944. In 1946, he began to associate with Herbert Ferber, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko, and spent his first summer in East Hampton, Long Island. This year, Motherwell was given solo exhibitions at the Arts Club of Chicago and the San Francisco Museum of Art, and he participated in Fourteen Americans at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The artist subsequently taught and lectured throughout the United States, and continued to exhibit extensively in the United States and abroad. A Motherwell exhibition took place at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, the Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 1976–77. He was given important solo exhibitions at the Royal Academy, London, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., in 1978. A retrospective of his works organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, traveled in the United States from 1983 to 1985. From 1971, the artist lived and worked in Greenwich, Connecticut. He died July 16, 1991, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
  • Creator:
    After Robert Motherwell
  • Creation Year:
    1981
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 39.5 in (100.33 cm)Width: 27.5 in (69.85 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    Saint Augustine, FL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU12122061803
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