ROBERT MOTHERWELL, "COMPOSITION XXV (OCTAVIO PAZ)", 1987
Robert Motherwell (1915-1991), alongside Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, made up the quartet of American abstract painters that radically defined Modern painting and established New York City as the center of the post-war art world.
He was the unofficial spokesman of the New York School, writing, teaching and lecturing on behalf of the movement, his fellow artists, and the merits of abstraction.
While it is almost impossible to decipher any trace of figuration in Motherwell's oeuvre, he was inspired by and referenced literature, politics and art history.
Motherwell's aesthetic is instantly recognizable in both paintings and prints for their repeated motifs: giant black forms, sometimes aggressive, sometimes spontaneous, that seem to confidently devour their pictorial plain.
Motherwell is one of the most remarkable and courageous printmakers of the 20th century. He was always searching for new techniques to express his ideas and aesthetic.
This lithograph is a paradigm of Motherwell's oeuvre with its distinctive gestural abstraction creating indiscernible forms that move across the page.
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"Composition XXV (Octavio Paz Suite - Three Poems)", 1987
Lithograph on Chine-Collé on Wove Paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
Copyright inkstamp verso
26.5"H 21.5"W (sheet)
From an edition of 50
Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York
Very good condition - detailed condition report by request
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