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MOTHERWELL to Art Critic ARTHUR A COHEN, 1st Ed.
ROBERT MOTHERWELL - SIGNED by MOTHERWELL to Art Critic ARTHUR A COHEN, 1st Ed.
New York: Abrams, 1977. PLEASE SEE FULL DESCRIPTION & ALL 10 PHOTOS BELOW. MOTHERWELL, ROBERT & H.H. ARNASON. Robert Motherwell by H.H. Arnason. New York: Abrams, 1977. First Edition, First Printing. Signed by the author / artist Robert Motherwell at publication time to art critic and historian Arthur A. Cohen inscribed: "For Arthur Cohen, for his birthday from his friend Robert Motherwell, Paris, June, 1977." Arthur A. Cohen (1928-1986) was a good friend of Motherwell and earlier Cohen was the author of the foreword to 'Robert Motherwell. Selected Prints: 1961 - 1974'. Oversize coffee table art book, 12 1/4" x 11", 251 pages. Illustrated throughout in full-color, some of which are tipped in, and in black & white of the art and life of Robert Motherwell, including family photographs. Slightly bumped and a touch of edge wear and use, else near fine with the original red plastic wraparound band spelling out "Robert Motherwell". Robert Motherwell (1915 - 1991) was an American abstract expressionist painter and printmaker. He originated the term 'New York School' and was one of its youngest members, a group which also included Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and Philip Guston. His is perhaps best known for his long-running series of paintings "Elegies for the Spanish Republic." He was once married to fellow abstract expressionist artist Helen Frankenthaler and in 1989 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
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