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CR. 18 Roots of Abstract Art in America [poster]

Roots of Abstract Art in America [poster]


CR. 18 Roots of Abstract Art in America [poster]

lithograph on Rives BFK paper
22 x 17 in. (55.9 x 42.2 cm)


Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower right


Numbered in pencil lower right or lower left




AP (unrecorded)
PP (unrecorded)
4 TP, numbered 1/4-4/4


List Art Poster Program of the American Federation of Arts, New York


Irwin Hollander, Hollander Workshop, New York

Production Sequence

1 color printed in 1 run from 1 zinc plate: black – plate


B Appendix 10


This lithograph was commissioned to announce the exhibition Roots of Abstract Art in America, 1910-1930, presented at the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C., December 2, 1965-January 9, 1966, as part of the List Art Poster Program. Organized by the Albert A. List Foundation and administered by the American Federation of Arts, the program commissioned artists to design and execute original posters for cultural events in the United States. The AFA catalogue of 1966-1967 indicates that the posters were generally printed in two formats: a limited edition, signed and numbered by the artist; and a facsimile edition or commercial run. In addition to the posters printed with text relating to the exhibition, there are a number of signed trial proofs without text in the artist's archive.


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