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Open No. 81: In Blue With Charcoal Line

Artwork:
Open No. 81: In Blue With Charcoal Line
Size:
183.1 x 106.6 cm
Medium :
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
Creation Year:
1972
Marks
Signed with the artist's initials and dated 'RM 69' (upper right); signed again, titled and dated again 'R. Motherwell Summer, 1969 'OPEN #81' (on the reverse)
Category :
Painting
Artwork Details :
Executed in 1969-1972
Provenance :
A.J. Pyrch, Edmonton, acquired directly from the artist, 1972; Waddington & Shields Gallery, Toronto; Private collection, New York; Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 20 February 1988, lot 41; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner

Christie’s New York

Date:
2018-05-18
Lot Number :
645
Low Estimate :
$800,000[+125%]*
High Estimate :
$1,200,000[+50%]*
Hammer Price :
$1,800,000
Sold For :
$2,172,500*