ROBERT MOTHERWELL "NYC CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS" LITHO, 1982
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 art world for the second half of the 20th century.
Motherwell was the unofficial spokesman of the New York School, writing and lecturing prolifically on behalf of the movement, his fellow artists, and the merits of abstraction.
His body of work is almost completely void of representative images - however as a printmaker he included images from photos to cigarette packaging to supplement his abstract creations.
In this dynamic lithograph, Motherwell uses images of four of New York's most famous cultural institutions: the Cooper-Hewitt, The New York Public Library, the Guggenheim and Carnegie Hall.
This work is included in "Robert Motherwell: The Complete Prints 1940-1991 Catalogue Raisonne" pg. 246.
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Lithograph with embossing.
Signed RM and numbered by the artist.
From an edition of 250.
30"H 22.5"W (work)
34"H 26"W (framed)