Dance – Etching by Robert Motherwell
This rare lift-ground etching and aquatint is part of the “Dance”
series of three prints by Robert Motherwell. The trio of prints was published in 1978 and printed in his studio by Catherine Mousley. Motherwell and Mousley began working together in 1973 and became close collaborators. In addition to doing the preparatory work and all of the printing, Mousley also played a crucial role in the artist’s studio by helping Motherwell achieve the desired results in his prints. That attention to detail is apparent in the present work, which retains the inky black and painterly qualities of the lines. The title imbues the composition with elegant movement, as in a dance.
Print is signed in pencil RM and numbered 29/30 in upper right.
Published in: “Robert Motherwell: the Complete Prints 1940-1991: Catalogue Raisonne” p. 205
Print is in an aluminum frame. Framed dimensions are in listing.
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