Jack Flam
Jack Flam is the president and CEO of the Dedalus Foundation, and distinguished professor emeritus of art and art history at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Flam, Jack
Flam, Jack
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Description: Robert Motherwell: Paintings and Collages (A Catalogue Raisonné,...
At first glance, what should be included in a catalogue raisonné seems self-evident: everything. But as the research is done for a catalogue raisonné...
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Description: Robert Motherwell: Paintings and Collages (A Catalogue Raisonné,...
IN THE FALL OF 1975 MOTHERWELL FINISHED ONE OF HIS LARGEST ELEGY PAINTINGS, AND THE ONE he had worked on over the longest period of time. He had begun Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 100 (fig. 152) in 1962 and had shown it at his 1965...
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Description: Robert Motherwell: Paintings and Collages (A Catalogue Raisonné,...
IN 1958 MOTHERWELL MARRIED HELEN FRANKENTHALER, WHO WOULD HAVE AN ENORMOUS EFFECT on his painting. They had begun to see each other in late 1957, just after he separated from Betty Little. Frankenthaler, though not yet thirty, was already one of the more highly regarded young American painters. She was also a quintessential New Yorker, the well-connected daughter of New York State Supreme...
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Description: Robert Motherwell: Paintings and Collages (A Catalogue Raisonné,...
THE LATTER HALF OF 1948 WAS A TUMULTUOUS TIME FOR MOTHERWELL; HE LATER REMEMBERED IT as one of the most miserable and stressful periods he had ever lived through. Although his work was being well received, and he was involved in a number of publishing projects and other professional activities (among them co-founding an art school called The Subjects of the Artist), in his personal life...
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Description: Robert Motherwell: Paintings and Collages (A Catalogue Raisonné,...
AS WE HAVE SEEN, DURING THE MID-1940S MUCH OF MOTHERWELL’S MOST INNOVATIVE WORK WAS done in collage, and in the months after his 1944 solo exhibition at Art of This Century, his paintings seemed to be going in many different...
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Description: Robert Motherwell: Paintings and Collages (A Catalogue Raisonné,...
ARTISTS FIND THEIR VOICES BY BEING ABLE TO REACH BOTH DEEP WITHIN AND FAR OUTSIDE THEMSELVES. The reaching within often involves a struggle with the psychic scars and inhibitions inflicted by the artist’s upbringing and by the conventions of society. The reaching for some kind of an outside symbol...
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Description: Robert Motherwell: Paintings and Collages (A Catalogue Raisonné,...
Jack Flam (Editor), Katy Rogers (Editor), Tim Clifford (Editor)
Robert Motherwell (1915–1991) was one of the preeminent Abstract Expressionists and a spokesperson for that generation of artists. During a career that lasted half a century, he created a large and varied body of work, constantly reinventing and refining his signature motifs. He produced some of the most innovative and profound imagery of the 20th century, such as the Elegy to the Spanish Republic, Iberia, Open, and Summertime in Italy series, as well as one of the largest and most inventive oeuvres in collage.

This monumental catalogue raisonné documents 1,209 paintings on canvas and panel, 722 paintings on paper, and 889 collages, providing extensive information about each work. The authors present an overview of Motherwell's career, and discuss key topics including the tension between figuration and abstraction in his work, his role as a spokesperson for modernism, and the changing nature of the critical reception of his work. The publication also features a richly detailed, illustrated chronology of his life and will be the definitive reference on Robert Motherwell's paintings and collages for years to come.
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Jack Flam (Editor), Katy Rogers (Editor), Tim Clifford (Editor)
Print publication date November 2012 (out of print)
Print ISBN 9780300149159
EISBN 9780300247404
Illustrations 3122
Print Status out of print