MOTHERWELL RETROSPECTIVE, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST
(MOTHERWELL, Robert) ARNASON, H. Harvard. Robert Motherwell. New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1977). Thick, oblong quarto, original pictorial paper boards, original red acetate wraparound band. $1200.
First edition, illustrated with 325 color and black-and-white plates, signed by Motherwell.
Perhaps no other contemporary artist's work stands as more of a tribute to pure calligraphic line than the wonderfully bold abstractions of Robert Motherwell. Often described as the progenitor of "Abstract Expressionism" (together with Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Franz Kline), Motherwell "sought to create essential images that revealed emotional truth and authenticity of feeling." This volume documents his life and work.
A fine signed copy.