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Robert Motherwell (American, 1915-1991) Red Samurai

Auction:
3203B
Lot:
76
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$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3203B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 25, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Robert Motherwell (American, 1915-1991)

Red Samurai, plate 21 from the Octavio Paz Suite, 1988, proof outside of the edition of 20, published by The Limited Editions Club, New York (Dedalus, 408; Terenzio & Belknap, 374). Initialed and inscribed "R.M./h.c." in pencil l.l., letterpress text to left half of sheet, identified on a label from Gump's Gallery, San Francisco, affixed to the backing. Lithograph and linocut printed in colors on chine appliqué on wove paper, image size 13 3/4 x 11 in. (34.8 x 27.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Full sheet with deckled left and right edges, pale staining and/or foxing, floated within the frame, not examined out of frame.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

The images size includes the embossed mark surrounding the main image but not the text. The sheet measures 21 1/4 x 36 1/4 in. Although the work has not been removed from its frame, the sheet is fully exposed and there are no other visible issues to report.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Robert Motherwell, Octavio Paz Suite, Foxing, Graphic design, Letterpress printing, Printing, Relief printing, Typography, Visual arts

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