ROBERT MOTHERWELL "BASQUE SUITE" SCREENPRINT, 1971
Robert Motherwell (1915-1991), alongside Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, made up the quartet of abstract painters that radically defined Modern painting in America and established New York City as the new center of the art world.
Motherwell was the unofficial spokesman of the New York School, writing, editing a journal and lecturing on behalf of the movement, his fellow artists, and the merits of abstraction.
While Motherwell's contribution to the art historical canon is undisputed, especially as printmaker is undisputed, his role as a printmaker is arguably as important. Motherwell is one of the most experimental and courageous printmakers of the 20th century. He was always searching for new techniques to express or expand his ideas and aesthetic.
"Basque Suite" is one of his earliest forays into screenprinting and the results are iconic and moving.
The complete set of "Basque Suite" can be found in many museum's permanent collections including the Tate.
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Screenprint on J.B. Green paper
Signed, numbered and dated in pencil by the artist.
From an edition of 150.
40.75"H 28.5"W (sheet)
Published by Marlborough Graphics, Inc.
Very good condition
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