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Open No. 132: Blue and Beige, 1970

Open No. 132: Blue and Beige


Open No. 132: Blue and Beige, 1970

Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm)


Recto, lower left: Motherwell 70
Verso (on top stretcher bar): “OPEN 132”


Private collection, TX


Mr. Alex E. Booth, Jr., 1970; private collection, TX, 2017


This painting appears on Motherwell’s May 26, 1970 “OPEN Series, 1967-1970” list. This typed studio list with handwritten additions lists 153 numbered Opens done within that three-year period and provided the model for the manner in which we present the titles of the Opens in the Catalogue Raisonné. It also appears in consignment and sales records of the Marlborough-Gerson Gallery.


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