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First edition. Hardcover. First printing. 227 pages. A critical examination of the work of this important American artist from a close friend of Motherwell. Includes 21 color plates along with never before published photographs of Motherwell taken by his wife Renate Ponsold. A fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Hardcover in dust jacket., no flaws, clean, sturdy, unmarked.; first printing.; xxviipp., 227pp., 21 color plates, numerous b/w illustrations/photos.; interesting and handsomely put together volume on the great 20th century american artist and scholar, robert motherwell.
VG with light rubbing to covers and dj. Text NF. Black boards/black cloth spine with red lettering. Glossy white dj with color illus. and black lettering. 227 pp. with 16 pp. color plates and numerous bw illus. Erratum sheet laid in. Erratum sheet advised that 8 of the color reproductions have been cropped at the top during printing, and 1 has been printed upside down. In addition, it notes that the bw frontis and specific other photographs are the work of Renate Ponsold Motherwell (the artist's wife). Motherwell's close friend, Mary Ann Caws, discusses the artist's paintings, drawings, and collages in relation to the wide variety of American and European literature and philosophy Motherwell saw as central to his art. Her reflections are grounded in an essential agreement with Motherwell that his work was a continuum: that his life and art were a matter of process, journey, and becoming. She explores his use of series, his bold color combinations representing solitude and death, and the idea of giving and receiving seen in his technique of collage. (from the dj).
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