DescriptionROBERT MOTHERWELL (American, 1915-1991)
Dedalus Sketchbook: Untitled, 1982
Sepia ink on Strathmore paper
6 x 7-3/4 inches (15.2 x 19.7 cm)
Signed with initials upper left, with the artist's blindstamp lower left
Ameringer McEnery Yohe, New York (label verso);
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
The Visual Arts Museum, School of Visual Arts, New York, "Robert Motherwell: Drawings," March-April 1983 (as Summer Sketch No. 1);
Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, Cooper Union, New York, "Robert Motherwell: The Dedalus Sketchbook and Other Works in the Joycean Mode," November-December 1988, no. 5;
Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, "Robert Motherwell: A Dialogue with Literature," April-May 2001;
Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, California, "Robert Motherwell: Themes & Variations Including the Dedalus Sketchbook," November-December 2002, no. 1 (label verso).
G. Drudi, Note romane a Robert Motherwell, Milan, 1984, p. 87, illus.;
G. Drudi, Robert Motherwell Notes Romaines, Paris, 1988, p. 87;
C. and J. Glenn, Robert Motherwell: The Dedalus Sketchbooks, New York, 1988, n.p., pl. 6, illus.
The sheet is hinged on the reverse to the mat backing; aside from very faint pencil smudgings near signature in upper left corner, the artwork is in overall good condition. Matted and framed under acrylic. Framed Dimensions 12.625 X 14.625 Inches
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