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    Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)
    Gesture IV, 1976-77
    Lift-ground etching with aquatint in colors on JB Green paper
    19-5/8 x 15-3/4 inches (49.8 x 40 cm) (image)
    35 x 26-1/4 inches (88.9 x 66.6 cm) (sheet)
    Ed. 6/100 (there were also 10 artist's proofs in Roman numerals)
    Signed and numbered in pencil in lower margin, with the blindstamp of the artist
    Co-published by the artist and Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York
    Printed by Catherine Mousley, New York

    LITERATURE:
    Belknap, 172;
    Engberg/Banach, 208.


    More information about Robert Motherwell, also known as Motherwell, Robert, Motherwell, Robert Burns, Robert Motherwell.



    Condition Report*: Sheet is hinged to the mount at top corners verso; framed under acrylic; a few minor spots of very faint foxing in the margin; otherwise, no other apparent condition issues. Framed Dimensions 38 X 29 X 1 Inches
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    October, 2016
    25th Tuesday
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