Tim Clifford
Tim Clifford is senior researcher for the Robert Motherwell catalogue raisonné project.
Clifford, Tim
Clifford, Tim
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Description: Robert Motherwell: Paintings and Collages (A Catalogue Raisonné,...
Motherwell begins to work with the photographer Steven Sloman to document his work and studio practices for the monograph being prepared by H. H. Arnason. Sloman will visit the studio approximately every three months during the next year to photograph both old and new works. He will continue in this role well beyond the publication, serving as the primary photographer of Motherwell’s work...
Description: Robert Motherwell: Paintings and Collages (A Catalogue Raisonné,...
Janis writes to discuss Motherwell’s upcoming solo exhibition, scheduled for January 5–31, 1959: “I shall soon want photos of various paintings now ready and should like very much to discuss with you the announcement, poster, etc.”Motherwell, letter to Nathan Halper, November 11, 1958, Nathan Halper...
Description: Robert Motherwell: Paintings and Collages (A Catalogue Raisonné,...
IN ADDITION TO CREATING A LARGE AND IMPORTANT CORPUS OF PAINTINGS AND COLLAGES AND A significant body of writings, Robert Motherwell had a very active social and intellectual life. The following account of the main events in his life is meant to provide a chronological framework for the catalogue raisonné entries and to set in fuller context the biographical references that are...
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.
Author
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