Robert Motherwell: Early Collages

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The multimedia guide to Robert Motherwell: Early Collages explores the artist’s technique and practice. In these clips, curator Susan Davidson and conservator Jeffrey Warda discuss selected works from the exhibition Robert Motherwell: Early Collages. Download the app to access the entire guide.

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Icons: 1. Robert Motherwell, View from a High Tower, 1944–45. Tempera, oil, ink, pastel, and pasted wood veneer, drawing paper, Japanese paper, and printed map on paperboard, 74.3 x 74.3 cm. Private collection © Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA, New York. Photo: Courtesy Dedalus Foundation, Inc.; 2. Robert Motherwell, Pancho Villa, Dead and Alive, 1943. Gouache, ink, oil, and pasted German decorative paper, colored paper, Japanese paper, and wood veneer on paperboard, 71.7 x 91.1 cm. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Purchase © Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA, New York. Photo: © The Museum of Modern Art, courtesy Dedalus Foundation, Inc.; 3. Robert Motherwell, Blue with China Ink (Homage to John Cage), 1946. Oil, ink, charcoal, and pasted Japanese paper, colored paper, drawing paper, and fabric on paperboard, 101.6 x 76.2 cm. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, Gift of Richard Brown Baker, B.A. 1935 © Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA, New York. Photo: © Yale University Art Gallery; 4. Robert Motherwell, Untitled, 1943. Ink, gouache, watercolor, pastel, and pasted colored paper and printed paper on Japanese paper, mounted on paperboard, 49.5 x 40 cm. Galerie Jaeger Bucher/Jeanne-Bucher, Paris © Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA, New York. Photo: Georges Poncet, courtesy Galerie Jaeger Bucher/Jeanne-Bucher

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