ROBERT MOTHERWELL "BASQUE SUITE" SCREENPRINT, 1971
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.
Motherwell is one of the most experimental and courageous printmakers of the 20th century. He was always searching for new techniques to express 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
This work is included in "Robert Motherwell: The Complete Prints 1940-1991 Catalogue Raisonne" pg. 86.
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Untitled Number 8 from the "Basque Suite"
Signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
From an edition of 150.
38"H 28"W (work)
Very good condition