Motherwell, Robert. London Series II: Untitled

Artist: Robert Motherwelll (American, 1915-1991)

Title: London Series II: Untitled


Date: 1971

Dimensions: 28 1/2″ x 41″

Location in Library: Fourth floor

Media: Screenprint

works on paper

Owner: The Brooklyn College Library Collection. © Dedalus Foundation and VAGA (Visual Artists and Galleries Association, Inc.)


This series of screenprints, produced in London, explores variations on the artist’s Open series of paintings. The spare and elegant Open paintings incorporated “window” images within the larger painted fields of the canvases. About these paintings, Motherwell wrote, “The Open contain a subtle but real reference to one of the most classical themes of modern art: that of the window.”

Related Websites
– Robert Motherwell at PBS
– Robert Motherwell at Guggenheim Collection
– Robert Motherwell at MoMA

Suggested Readings
РEngberg, Siri. Robert Motherwell: The Complete Prints 1940-1991: Catalogue Raisonné, 2003.
Call Number: NE539 .M67 A4 2003
– Motherwell, Robert. The Collected Writings of Robert Motherwell, 1999.
Call Number: ND237.M852 A35 1999

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