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Acrylic on paper
31 x 18 (79.7 x 45.7cm), irreg.
Recto, lower left, on matte board: for Rafael Alberti\ Primavera 1981 Greenwich
Recto, lower center, on matte board: his friend
Recro, lower right, on matte board: Robert Motherwell
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This work was given as a gift to Alberti when he visited Motherwell in the spring of 1981in Greenwich, Connecticut. At the time of his visit, Motherwell was working at Tyler Graphics on the livre d’artiste El Negro (Engberg and Banach 2003, nos. 308.1–.21), which used Alberti’s 1980 poem “El Negro Motherwell” as its text.