MOTHERWELL, ROBERT

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GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

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Hardcover, 9.75 x 11 in. / 144 pgs / 124 color.

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PUB DATE 10/31/2013
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CATALOG: FALL 2013 p. 49   

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Venice, Italy
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, 05/26/13-09/08/13

New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 09/27/13-01/05/14

Motherwell’s papier collé works are the genesis of his style.

  

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

Robert Motherwell: Early Collages

Published by Guggenheim Museum
Text by Susan Davidson, Megan Fontanella, Brandon Taylor, Jeffrey Warda.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Robert Motherwell: Early Collages</I>.Robert Motherwell: Early Collages, published to accompany an exhibition devoted exclusively to Motherwell’s works on paper from the 1940s and early 1950s, reexamines the origins of the artist’s style and his revelatory encounter with the papier collé technique that he described in 1944 as “the greatest of our discoveries.” Motherwell’s enthusiasm for and dedication to the collage medium for the remainder of his career sets him apart from other artists of his generation and extended beyond the mere physical presence of pasted cut-and-torn papers. Featuring approximately 60 works and four essays that delve into artists’ engagements with collage in the first half of the twentieth century, Motherwell’s early career with patron Peggy Guggenheim, underlying humanitarian themes during World War II and the artist’s materials, Early Collages provides a vital reassessment of Motherwell’s work in the collage medium.
Robert Motherwell (1915–1991) studied painting at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, at Stanford, Harvard and Columbia. His first solo show was presented at the Raymond Duncan Gallery in Paris in 1939. In 1941, Motherwell traveled to Mexico with Roberto Matta. After returning to New York, his circle came to include William Baziotes, Willem de Kooning, Hans Hofmann and Jackson Pollock. In 1944, Motherwell became editor of the Documents of Modern Art series of books, and participated in Fourteen Americans at The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1946. The artist subsequently taught and lectured throughout the United States. A retrospective of his works organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, traveled throughout the United States from 1983 to 1985.

Featured image is reproduced from Robert Motherwell: Early Collages.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Art in America

Sue Taylor

Four writers examine Motherwell's fervent advocacy of collage as "the greatest of our discoveries", with illustrations of some 60 of the artist's works from the 1940s and early '50s.

Time Out New York

Howard Halle

Although somewhat younger (and Waspier) than the Abstract Expressionists he assiocate with, Robert Motherwell was a noted figure of the New York School (a term that he, in fact, coined). The collages he created throughout his career were particularly, beautiful and elegant [...].

Time Out New York

Howard Halle

Robert Motherwell was a noted figure of the New York School, thanks largely to his role in introducing his peers to "automatic" drawing. The collages he created throughout his career were particularly beautiful and elegant.

The Art Newspaper

Alexander Adams

This admirable catalogue is essential for understanding Motherwell's output, a testament to his achievements and a great pleasure to consult or even just browse.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/15/2013

Robert Motherwell: Early Collages

Robert Motherwell: Early CollagesIn his essay for the eye-opening exhibition catalog, Robert Motherwell: Early Collages, Guggenheim curator Brandon Taylor writes, "During his first decade in art, Robert Motherwell contributed perhaps more to the practice of collage in point of scale, intensity, and ambition than any American artist of his generation..." The catalog bears him out. Featured image is an untitled 1943 collage work comprised of ink, gouache, watercolor, pastel and various papers mounted on paperboard. continue to blog


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Robert Motherwell: Early Collages

ROBERT MOTHERWELL: EARLY COLLAGES

Text by Susan Davidson, Megan Fontanella, Brandon Taylor, Jeffrey Warda.

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

ISBN: 9780892074976 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 10/31/2013
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Robert Motherwell: Open

ROBERT MOTHERWELL: OPEN

Text by Matthew Collings, Mel Gooding, Robert Hobbs, Donald Kuspit, Robert S. Mattison, Saul Ostrow, John Yau.

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ISBN: 9781901785128 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 4/30/2010
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