American, 1915-1991


1979, multiple
signed and dated RM 79 upper left
6 1/2 x 11 in., frame: 10 1/4 x 15 in.

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

    According to the Dedalus Foundation, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Robert Motherwell made a few "personal editions" as gifts for friends and family. There is one other known example of this edition, also in the collection of a good friend of Motherwell's.

    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. Floated in frame, hinge mounted to backing with two small pieces of linen tape.

    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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