Robert Motherwell Paintings and Collages. A catalogue Raisonné 1941-1991.

1st Edition
Jack Flam, Katy Rodgers, 2012
Hardback 1712 pages pages
Publisher: Artlogic
ISBN: 978-0-300-14915-9
Dimensions: 11.75 x 6.5 x 15 inches

First editions, first printings. The most comprehensive catalogue raisonné on Motherwell with 1,209 paintings on canvas and panel, 722 paintings on paper, and 889 collages. 3 vols. Quarto. Original beige cloth, lettering to front cover and spine in black and blue. With pictorial slipcase. Illustrated throughout. Fine in lightly bumped sipcase.



Content Summary 


Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) was one of the preeminent Abstract Expressionists and a spokesperson for that generation of artists. During a career that lasted half a century, he created a large and varied body of work, constantly reinventing and refining his signature motifs. He produced some of the most innovative and profound imagery of the 20th century, such as the Elegy to the Spanish Republic, Iberia, Open, and Summertime in Italy series, as well as one of the largest and most inventive oeuvres in collage.

This monumental catalogue raisonné documents 1,209 paintings on canvas and panel, 722 paintings on paper, and 889 collages, providing extensive information about each work. In the first volume, the authors present an overview of Motherwell's career, and discuss key topics including the tension between figuration and abstraction in his work, his role as a spokesperson for modernism, and the changing nature of the critical reception of his work. This volume also contains a richly detailed, illustrated chronology of his life. Exquisitely designed and produced, this catalogue will be the definitive reference on Robert Motherwell's paintings and collages for years to come.