ROBERT MOTHERWELL "PEACE PORTFOLIO" LITHOGRAPH, 1970
Robert Motherwell (1915-1991), alongside Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, made up a quartet of abstract painters that radically defined Modern painting in America, establishing New York City as the new center of the art world.
Motherwell was the unofficial representative of the New York School, writing and editing a journal, and lecturing on behalf of the movement, his fellow artists, and the merits of abstraction.
Motherwell's contribution to the art historical canon is undisputed. This recognition is especially imbued as a result of the achievements Motherwell pursued as a printmaker. Motherwell is one of the most experimental and courageous printmakers of the 20th century. He constantly searched for new techniques to express and expand his ideas and aesthetic.
This work, a paradigm of Motherwell's signature style, was published in 1970 by the Academic and Professional Action Committee for a Responsible Congress. It was included in the “Peace Portfolio I” a fundraiser for “the politics of peace”.
Many of the most high-profile American artists of the 1960s lent their voices and artwork to opposing the Vietnam War. Some of the other artists included in this legendary portfolio include Adolph Gottlieb, Lee Krasner, Robert Rauschenberg, among others.
This work features a strong swathe of Motherwell's signature bold black form, which stands alone against a stark white background. Like many of this era, "Peace Portfolio" balances the spirit of abstract expressionism with minimalism.
In the spirit of the portfolio, Caviar20 will donate $250 from each sale to Doctors without Borders, who are providing essential aid in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
Questions about this artwork? Contact us or call +1.416.704.1720
Lithograph on Rives BFK
Signed and numbered by the artist
From an edition of 175
26"H 21"W (sheet)
Very good condition
- Where does the inventory ship from?
Our inventory is divided between New York and Toronto.
- Where do you ship to?
We can ship anywhere. Typically when we ship within North America we prefer to use FedEx or DHL. To Europe, Asia and beyond we generally use DHL.
- How much does it cost to ship?
For shipments within North America, we typically charge a flat rate fee. Many items on our site will list the rate. For shipping outside of North America, we can easily provide a quote and will look for the most efficient and economical option.
Most of the items on our site can be easily shipped internationally.
Occasionally we will recommend that an artwork be removed from its frame for shipping. Larger framed works are typically framed with plexiglass. We export over 80% of what we sell, so we are comfortable shipping anywhere.
- Are there additional taxes or fees?
When a work is valued above $2,500 usd there is a possibility of tax of 0.35%, but this is applied sporadically. There can similarly be an additional fee for customs brokerage and this can range from $20 - $65. US Taxes, duties and customs brokerage are not included in our flat rate shipping. However most of our shipments to the US enter without any additional fees.
- Do you provide a certificate of authenticity?
Yes, we guarantee everything we sell. We can provide both a digital and printed version of our certificate of authenticity.
What is your return policy?
- Caviar20 wants you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. We have a 7 day no-questions full refund return policy for your purchase. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer. After 8 days returns are given a credit note. There is no expiration for our credit notes.
- What payment methods do you accept?
Canadian clients are welcomed and encouraged to pay with interac.