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Mexican Night II, Robert Motherwell Etching and Aquatint
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Danvers, MA
Etching and aquatint limited edition print by celebrated abstract expressionist painter, Robert Motherwell. The piece features a palette of bright red and white with expressive, call...
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1980s Abstract Prints and Multiples

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Paper, Etching, Aquatint

La Casa de la Mancha, Robert Motherwell Etching and Aquatint
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Danvers, MA
"La Casa de la Mancha"  (The House in La Mancha) most likely refers to the Castilla-La Mancha region of central Spain, southeast of Madrid. Motherwell created this piece in 1984, lat...
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1980s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Paper, Etching, Aquatint

1979 'Robert Motherwell & Black' Contemporary USA Etching
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 20 x 30 inches ( 50.8 x 76.2 cm ) Image Size: 9.75 x 23.5 inches ( 24.765 x 59.69 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Additional ...
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1970s Prints and Multiples

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Etching

1979 After Robert Motherwell 'Dance I' USA Etching
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 14 x 26.5 inches ( 35.56 x 67.31 cm ) Image Size: 14 x 26.5 inches ( 35.56 x 67.31 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Additional...
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1970s Prints and Multiples

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Etching

Robert Motherwell Etching and Aquatint, Running Elegy ii, Blue State, 1983
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Stamford, CT
Color etching and aquatint, 1983, on Hawthorne of Larrouque handmade paper, signed and numbered 1/10 in pencil, published by the artist and with his blind stamp, with full margins. F...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Untitled, by Robert Motherwell
By Robert Motherwell
Located in New York, NY
Created by the artist in 1975, Robert Motherwell’s, Untitled is an exceptional etching and aquatint, hand-signed in pencil, and numbered, measuring 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 60 cm), unfram...
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20th Century More Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Robert Motherwell, 'Untitled' 1973 Print
By Robert Motherwell
Located in New York, NY
Created in 1973, Robert Motherwell's 'Untitled' is an Etching with Aquatint on Arches Paper, signed and numbered in pencil. This is from an edition of 50. Please contact with any que...
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1970s Contemporary Still-life Prints

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Etching

"Primal Sign V Copper" Aquatint and Etching by Robert Motherwell
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Stamford, CT
"Primal Sign V (Copper)" aquatint and etching from one zinc plate by Robert Motherwell (American. 1915-1991) Numbered 18/28 with 7 artist proofs in edition. Archival framed using mus...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

Slate Gray Pintura, Robert Motherwell
By Robert Motherwell
Located in New York, NY
A stunning image in its simplicity and so recognizably by Robert Motherwell, Slate Gray Pintura was created by the artist  in 1975 as an aquatint, etching and collograph, the artwork...
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20th Century Modern Prints and Multiples

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Etching, Aquatint

Robert Motherwell Signed Limited Edition Large Aquatint Etching Blackened Sun
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Studio City, CA
A breathtaking, large in scope and scale, rivetting work by American abstract expressionist painter, master printmaker Robert Motherwell (1915-1991). This aquatint/lift ground et...
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Vintage 1980s American Modern Contemporary Art

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Paper

"Delta" Robert Motherwell Limited Edition Print in Black and Brown
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Danvers, MA
A limited edition print by celebrated American abstract expressionist, Robert Motherwell. This print features a deep, organic palette of rich black which seems to seep and spill acro...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint, Archival Paper

"Primal Sign IV" Robert Motherwell Limited Edition Print in Black and Brown
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Danvers, MA
A limited edition print by celebrated American abstract expressionist, Robert Motherwell. This print features a palette of deep earth tones with Motherwell's signature expressiveness...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Archival Paper, Etching, Aquatint

Abstract Composition - Original color Etching and Aquatint - 1967
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Paris, FR
Robert MOTHERWELL Abstract Composition Original etching and aquatint Unsigned On Johannot vellum 37.5 x 28 cm (c. 15 x 11 inch) Published by Lazar Vernet in 1967 and limited to 200 ...
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1960s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Paroles peintes III: Untitled
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Open-bite etching printed in dark, brownish black on fibrous Japan paper 38 x 28 cms (14 7/8 x 11 1/8 ins) Edition of 200 in three numbered segments
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Etching

Red Sea III
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Santa Fe, NM
Red Sea III is a 1983 aquatint and etching by Robert Motherwell. Red Sea is III is from an edition of 70 plus artist and printers proofs. Red Sea III is signed by Motherwell.
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1980s Abstract Prints and Multiples

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Etching, Aquatint

Untitled
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Brushed aquatint, lift-ground etching and aquatint on German Etching paper 71.8 x 56.5 cms (28 1/4 x 22 1/4 ins) Edition of 32
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

  • Untitled
  • Untitled
H 28.25 in. W 22.25 in.
Trieste-Zurich-Paris
By Robert Motherwell
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original etching printed in black ink on Johannot wove paper. Hand-signed with the artist’s monogram in pencil in the margin lower right RM. A superb impression of the defini...
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20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

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Etching

Cyclops
By Robert Motherwell
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original etching printed in two colors on Johannot wove paper. Hand-signed with the artist’s monogram in pencil in the margin lower right RM. A superb impression of the definit...
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20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

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Etching

Dance I
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Exhibition poster for Robert Motherwell: Prints 1977-1979 held at Brooke Alexander, Inc. May-June 1979. Etching on thick paper.
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Etching

  • Dance I
  • Dance I
H 14 in. W 26.5 in. D 0.1 in.
Oy/ Yo
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Robert Motherwell (1915-1991), alongside Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, made up the quartet of American artists that radically defined abstraction and establish...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Prints and Multiples

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Etching, Aquatint

  • Oy/ Yo
  • Oy/ Yo
  • Oy/ Yo
  • Oy/ Yo
H 26.75 in. W 22.25 in.
Red Sea III
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Aquatint and lift-ground etching on Georges Duchêne Hawthorne of Larroque handmade paper, Edition of 70 1983 90.2 x 46.4 cms (35 1/2 x 18 1/4 ins)
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1980s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

The Hospital
By Robert Motherwell
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original etching printed in two colors on Johannot wove paper. Hand-signed with the artist’s monogram in pencil in the margin lower right RM. A superb impression of the definit...
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20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

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Etching

Signs on Copper
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed lift-ground etching and aquatint on German Etching paper by American artist Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) titled "Signs on Copper", 1981. Hand pencil signed and nu...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Put out all Flags
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Aquatint, lift-ground etching and aquatint on German Etching paper 53.3 x 73.7 cms (21 x 29 ins) Edition of 50
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1980s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Untitled
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
29.88 x 22.36 ins (75.9 x 56.8 cms) Edition of 96 Signature:Signed "R. Motherwell" in pencil lower right Inscriptions:Numbered in pencil lower right; artist's chop mark lower right ...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Color, Etching, Aquatint

  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
H 29.88 in. W 22.36 in.
Perpetual Summer
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
60 x 42.9 cms ( 23.62 x 16.89 ins) Edition of 26 Signature:Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower right Inscriptions:Numbered in pencil lower right; artist's chop mark lower right Publ...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Color, Etching, Aquatint

Riverrun
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Aquatint, lift-ground etching and aquatint on German Etching paper 47 x 68.6 cms (18 1/2 x 27 ins) Edition of 37
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Color, Etching, Aquatint

España II
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Robert Motherwell Espana II 1983 Aquatint and lift-ground etching on Moulin du Gue Rives de Lin paper Edition of 40 31.8 x 26.7 cms (12.5 x 10.5 ins) RME9319
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Mexican Night II
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
44.5 x 44.5 cms (17.5 x 17.5 ins) Edition of 70 Signature:Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower right Inscriptions:Numbered in pencil lower right; artist's chop mark lower right ...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Color, Etching, Aquatint

Primal Sign II
By Robert Motherwell
Located in New York, NY
A classic example of Robert Motherwell's abstract and simplistic style, this scarce print is richly inked and initialed and numbered 40/45 by the artist.
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

  • Primal Sign II
  • Primal Sign II
H 23 in. W 10 in. D 1.5 in.
Elegy Fragment II
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Aquatint, lift-ground etching and aquatint on Georges Duchene Hawthorne of Larroque handmade paper 87.6 x 61 cm (34 1/2 x 24 inches) Edition of 52
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1980s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

For Meyer Schapiro: Tallith for Meyer Schapiro
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Robert Motherwell For Meyer Schapiro: Tallith for Meyer Schapiro 1974 Lift-ground etching and aquatint on Arches Cover paper Ed. 100, 13 AP, 1 CP, 11 HC 105.4 x 74.9 cms (41.5 x 29.5...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Red Sea I
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
105.4 x 74 cms (41 1/2 x 29 1/8 ins) Edition of 100 Paper: Arches Cover Signature: Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower right Inscriptions: Numbered in pencil lower right; artis...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Color, Etching, Aquatint

  • Red Sea I
  • Red Sea I
  • Red Sea I
  • Red Sea I
H 41.5 in. W 29.13 in.
Riverrun
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Aquatint, lift-ground etching and aquatint on German Etching paper 47 x 68.6 cms (18 1/2 x 27 ins) Edition of 37
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Color, Etching, Aquatint

At the Edge
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Aquatint, lift-ground etching and aquatint on Auvergne a la Main Richard de Bas handmade paper 57.8 x 63.8 cms (22.75 x 25.1 ins) Edition of 34 Signed "Motherwell" in pencil ...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Mixed Media, Color, Etching, Aquatint

Dance II Etching by Robert Motherwell, 1978
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Palm Desert, CA
"This rare lift-ground etching and aquatint is part of the "Dance" series of three prints by Robert Motherwell. "Dance II" has not come up at auction since 1997. The trio of prints w...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Australian Stone -- Aquatint, Handmade Paper, Etching by Robert Motherwell
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
ROBERT MOTHERWELL Australian Stone, 1983-84 Aquatint printed in red, with chine collé onto Hawthorne of Larroque handmade paper Signed and numbered from the edition of 52 Printed in...
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1980s Abstract Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Untitled Etching from Octavio Paz, Three Poems by Robert Motherwell
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Robert Motherwell, American (1915 - 1991) Title: Octavio Paz, Three Poems 15 Year: 1987 Medium: Lithograph on Japon with Chine Colle Edition: 750 Image Size: 9 x 11 inches Pa...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Black Sea
By Robert Motherwell
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original lift-ground etching and aquatint printed in black ink on cream Stonehenge wove paper. Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right Motherwell.    A superb impressio...
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Etching

Gesture III
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Brushed aquatint, lift-ground etching and aquatint on J.B. Green paper 88.9 x 66.7 cms (35 x 26.3 ins) Edition of 75
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1970s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Black Flag
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Signature: Signed "RM" in pencil lower right; signed "Motherwell" (reversed) in plate upper left Inscriptions: Numbered in pencil lower right; artist's chop mark lower right Edition...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Etching

  • Black Flag
  • Black Flag
  • Black Flag
  • Black Flag
H 18.51 in. W 22.25 in.
Red Sea II
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Motherwell, Robert Title: Red Sea II Date: 1979 Medium: Color Etching with Aquatint on German etching paper Unframed Dimensions: 34.375" x 29" Framed Dimensions: 42" x...
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1970s American Modern Abstract Prints

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Etching

Signs on White
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Washington, DC
Robert Motherwell Signs on White Artist: Robert Motherwell Medium: Etching and Aquatint Title: Signs on White Year: 1981 Edition: 30/59 Sheet Size: 27 3/4" x 34" Signed: Signed with ...
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1980s Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

The Red Queen
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Aquatint, lift-ground etching and aquatint and collage Edition of 40 78.7 x 63.5 cms (31 x 25 ins)
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Scylla and Charybdis
By Robert Motherwell
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original etching printed in two colors on Johannot wove paper. Hand-signed with the artist’s monogram in pencil in the margin lower right RM. A superb impression of the definit...
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20th Century Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Etching

Hades
By Robert Motherwell
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original etching printed in two colors on Johannot wove paper. Hand-signed with the artist’s monogram in pencil in the margin lower right RM. A superb impression of the definit...
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20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

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Etching

Running Elegy II
By Robert Motherwell
Located in New York, NY
Description Etching and aquatint printed in yellow and black, 1983, an artist's proof aside from the numbered edition of ten, on Georges Duchene Hawthorne of Larroque handmade paper ...
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1980s Abstract Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

At the Edge
By Robert Motherwell
Located in New York, NY
Robert Motherwell At the Edge, 1984 Aquatint and lift-ground etching printed in colors 22.75h x 25.25w in
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1980s Post-War Abstract Prints

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Etching

Stephen's Iron Crown Etched
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Aquatint, lift-ground etching and aquatint on German Etching paper Edition of 66 64.1 x 71.8 cms (25.25 x 28.25 ins)
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Untitled
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Edition of 69 65.4 x 50.2 cms (25.75 x 19.75 ins)
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
H 25.75 in. W 19.75 in.
Red Sea II
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
87.6 x 37.7 cms (34.5 x 29 ins) Edition of 100
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Color, Etching

Black Flag
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Robert Motherwell Black Flag 1983 Etching on Georges Duchene Hawthorne of Larroque handmade paper, Edition of 42 46.99 x 56.52 cms (18 1/2 x 22 1/4 ins) RME11104
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1980s Abstract Prints

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Etching

Black Flag
H 18.51 in. W 22.25 in.
French revolution Bicentennial Suite V
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
42.9 x 51.1 cms (16.9 x 20.1 ins) Edition of 35 Aquatint, lift-ground etching and aquatint, photoengraving, and collage CR-386 Edition of 35 Paper:Whatman paper; Arches pap...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Aquatint, Color, Etching

Elegy Fragment II
By Robert Motherwell
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original lift-ground etching and aquatint printed in two colors (light salmon, black) on Georges Duchêne Hawthorne of Larroque handmade paper. Hand-signed in pencil in the margin...
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20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Window
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
54.3 x 63.5 cms (21.38 x 25 ins) Edition of 30 Etching and carborundum Paper: Whatman paper Proofs: 1 archive proof, 7 AP, numbered 1/7 - 7/7 , 1 BAT, 1 CP, 2 PP Signature: Si...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Etching, Color

  • Window
  • Window
H 21.38 in. W 25 in.
Untitled (Phoenician Red) (M76-9)
By Robert Motherwell
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed monotype in etching inks on handmade Hayle Mill paper by American artist Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) titled "Untitled (Phoenician Red) (M76-9)", 1976. Hand penci...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Handmade Paper, Etching, Monotype

Red Open with White Line
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
Aquatint and soft-ground etching on Georges Duchene Hawthorne of Larroque handmade paper 47 x 90.5 cms (18 1/2 x 35 5/8 ins) Edition of 56
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Aquatint, Color, Etching

Dance I
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
19.5 x 30.5 ins (49.5 x 77.5 cms) Edition of 30
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Color, Etching, Aquatint

  • Dance I
  • Dance I
  • Dance I
  • Dance I
H 19.5 in. W 30.5 in.
Untitled
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
29.88 x 22.36 ins (75.9 x 56.8 cms) Edition of 96 Signature:Signed "R. Motherwell" in pencil lower right Inscriptions:Numbered in pencil lower right; artist's chop mark lower ri...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Aquatint, Color, Etching

  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
  • Untitled
H 29.88 in. W 22.36 in.
The Razor's Edge
By Robert Motherwell
Located in London, GB
image: 40 x 50.2 cms (15 3/4 x 19 3/4 ins) paper: 59.7 x 67.9 cms (23 1/2 x 26 3/4 ins) Edition of 36
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1980s Abstract Expressionist Abstract Prints

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Aquatint, Color, Etching

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Robert Motherwell Biography and Important Works

The name of painter, printmaker and writer Robert Motherwell (1915–91) is often taken as synonymous with the New York School, whose name he coined. Motherwell was the youngest of this group of Abstract Expressionists working in art, dance, poetry and music in 1950s and '60s New York City, which included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, Helen Frankenthaler and Mark Rothko.

Born in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1915, Motherwell had perhaps the broadest and best education of any of the New York School coterie, with an extensive background in philosophy, literature and art history. He earned a BA in philosophy in 1937 from Stanford University and was working toward a PhD in the subject at Harvard when he interrupted his studies for a yearlong trip to Europe, where he fell in love with European modernism.

After returning, in 1940 he enrolled Columbia to study art history. It was there that he met a group of exiled Parisian Surrealists, and encounter that proved influential on his style. Motherwell began to integrate the idea of “automatism” — unmediated gestures that reflect deeper psychological impulses — into his work, pioneering a new form of Abstract Expressionism that came to characterize the New York School.

Works like the 1967 Beside the Sea no. 45, an acrylic on canvas, and the 1966 lithograph New York International epitomize Motherwell’s use of simple shapes in boldly contrasting colors, executed in quick, gestural strokes that occasionally evoke figures, suggesting a latent narrative despite their obvious abstraction.

Throughout his career, Motherwell taught painting at Hunter College, in New York, and at Black Mountain College, in North Carolina, where his work influenced the likes of Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg and Kenneth Noland. His influence as one of the founding fathers of American Abstract Expressionism remains profound.