Robert Motherwell, 1992
Text by Dore Ashton
32 pages, Softcover
Published by Locks Art Publications
A catalog accompanying an exhibition of works from the 1960s through 1980s including acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings along with collages. A seminal figure among the Abstract Expressionists, Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) was also a writer and philosopher of abstract painting in post-war America. His paintings and theoretical approach forever shaped the formal discourse of his era. Motherwell's prominence on the New York scene coincided with the fabled convergence of a new momentum in American-led abstraction - presented by forward-thinking curators at MoMA and The Whitney Museum of Art, and such galleries as Art of This Century, Samuel Kootz and Sidney Janis. Author Dore Ashton looks at the full scope of his career and "total immersion in art" along with the numerous rich art historical touchstones present in his work.