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
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
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.
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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