Malaga [Malaga (Spanish Elegy Series)]
Artwork: Malaga [Malaga (Spanish Elegy Series)]
Size: 35.6 x 45.4 cm
Medium: Oil and enamel on masonite
Creation year: 1950
Marks: Incised with the artist's initials 'RM' (upper left); signed 'R. Motherwell' (on the reverse)
Category: Paintings
Artwork details : Executed in 1949-1950
Provenance: Private collection, after 1953; Private collection, 1965; Collection of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Alsdorf, Chicago; Gift of the previous to the present owner, 1970
Exhibition history: New York, Samuel M. Kootz Gallery, Motherwell: First Exhibition of Paintings in Three Years, November-December 1950, no. 2; A.Oberlin, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Paintings by Robert Motherwell, April-May 1952, no. 6; Arts Club of Chicago, Adolph Gottlieb, Robert Motherwell, William Baziotes, Hans Hofmann, January-February 1953, no. 12; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, Four Abstract Expressionists, February-March 1953.Madrid, Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofia, Black Mountain College: Una Aventura Americana, October 2002-January 2003, p. 98 (illustrated)

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Date: 2017-11-16
Lot Number: 655
Low Estimate: $600000 [+116%]
High Estimate: $800000 [+62%]
Hammer Price: $1300000
Sold For: $1572500