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SD8 94450 Web



SD8 94450 Web

Graphite on paper
14 1/2 x 11 ½ in. (36.8 x 29.2 cm)


Recto, lower right: RM 57


Arnold and Selma Squires, before 1960; Abby Squires Perelman, 1999


In August 1957, Motherwell described the genesis of the uncharacteristic figurative drawings he had recently created: “The garden of [Fritz] Bultman’s house in New York City touches the garden of my own house, and one day last spring he shouted across that he was having a nude model in that evening, and would I come to draw from her, something I hadn’t done since I begin to exhibit.” For more on these works, see the series Comments in the catalogue raisonné (D239–D249).


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