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Robert Motherwell (American, 1915–1991)
LOT ID: 88308
Red Samurai (from Octavio Paz Suite), ie. circa 1987

Lithograph, on Chine applique on Arches paper
25.25 х 21.25 in. (64.14 x 53.98 cm.)
Signed, with initials and numbered lower right.
Edition HC, aside from the edition of 50, plus 10 artist's proofs numbered I-X, and 5 trial proofs
Foundry/Publisher The Limited Editions Club, New York, pub.; Trestle Editions Ltd., prntr.
Lot description
Image size: 13.75 x 10.75 inches (35 x 27.4 cm)
Paper size: 25.25 x 21.25 inches (64.2 x 54 cm)

This print comes from the portfolio "Three Poems by Octavio Paz," published by The Limited Editions Club, New York in 1988. The suite consists of twenty-seven lithographs illustrating three poems by Motherwell's close friend, the Mexican poet and Nobel Prize recipient Octavio Paz. The third poem in the book was even inspired by Motherwell's work. This impression is an HC, aside from the edition of 50, plus 10 artist's proofs numbered I-X, and 5 trial proofs. It comes archivally framed with rag mats, as shown.
Red Samurai (from Octavio Paz Suite) by Robert Motherwell
  • Red Samurai (from Octavio Paz Suite) by Robert Motherwell
  • Red Samurai (from Octavio Paz Suite) by Robert Motherwell
  • Red Samurai (from Octavio Paz Suite) by Robert Motherwell
  • Red Samurai (from Octavio Paz Suite) by Robert Motherwell
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