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Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 170, 1987-1990

Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 170


Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 170, 1987-1990

Acrylic, Conté crayon, and charcoal on canvas
36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm)


Recto, upper left, incised: RM
Verso: Verso: R. Motherwell \ 1987


Private collection, United States


Jeannie Motherwell, 1992; Mark Ptashne and Lucy Gordon, New York, 2000; private collection, United States, 2017


The reproduction of this painting in the 2012 Catalogue Raisonné was not the final version of the work.
The painting was begun in 1987, and two earlier versions of it were consigned to Knoedler & Company in 1988 and 1989. Motherwell continued to revise the work until it was sent to his Artcurial exhibition in September 1990, but the final version was not photographed at that time.


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