American, 1915-1991

Automatism B

1966, lithograph
signed and numbered 37/100 Motherwell in pencil lower right; inscribed For Norman + Dorothy Zinberg in pencil lower left; with Irwin Hollander blindstamp lower right
sheet: 29 5/8 x 21 3/8 in., frame: 35 1/4 x 28 3/4 in.

  • Provenance: The artist; to his friends, Drs. Dorothy and Norman Zinberg.

    Grogan & Company is pleased to offer at auction sixteen works from the collection of the late Drs. Dorothy and Norman Zinberg. Both Zinbergs were accomplished scientists who met as graduate students at Harvard in the 1950s. Dorothy was a beloved Harvard Kennedy School scholar and a pioneering sociologist and biochemist who focused on the relationship between science and public policy. Throughout her storied career, she was a mentor to and advocate for women in the sciences and higher education. Remembered as a generous, humble, and stalwart friend, Dorothy was known for her ability to bring together individuals from all walks of life, hosting legendary salons at her Cambridge home. She and Norman also spent time in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where they were neighbors and good friends of the artist Robert Motherwell.
  • Condition: Overall good condition. With deckled edges. Floated in frame, mounted to backing at top corners.

    Please note: All property is sold "AS IS" and any statement, whether oral or written, is given as a courtesy and shall not be deemed as a guarantee, warranty, or representation of the authenticity of authorship, physical condition, size, quality, rarity, importance, provenance, exhibitions, literature or historical relevance of the property or otherwise. The absence of a condition report does not imply the item is in perfect condition.

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