Drawing No. 12
signed with the artist's initials 'RM' (upper right); titled '"Drawing, #12"' (on the backing board)
ink on paper
2212 x 2812 in. (57.1 x 72.4 cm.)
Executed in 1958.
Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston
Private collection, 1979
Private collection, 2003
Hollis Taggart Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
H. H. Arnason, Robert Motherwell, New York, 1977, p. 51, pl. 26 (illustrated).
J. Goldenthal, "Black is the Color," Hartford Courant, April 1979, p.1.
H. H. Arnason, Robert Motherwell, New York, 1982, p. 49, pl. 41 (illustrated).
J. Flam, K. Rogers and T. Clifford, eds., Robert Motherwell, Paintings and Collages, A Catalogue Raisonné, 1941-1991, Volume One: Essays and References, New Haven, 2012, p. 242, fig. 254 (illustrated).
J. Flam, K. Rogers and T. Clifford, Motherwell: 100 Years, Milan, 2015, p. 288, fig. 299 (illustrated).
L. Motherwell, E. A. T. Smmith, D. Belasco, A. G. Longwell and T. Sulta, Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown, New Haven, 2018, p. 84 (illustrated).
K. Rogers, Robert Motherwell Drawings: A Catalogue Raisonné, Volume 2, New Haven and London, 2022, p. 151, no. D260, (illustrated).
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Robert Motherwell, March-April 1959.
Provincetown, HCE Gallery, Frankenthaler/Motherwell, July 1959.
Spoleto; Jerusalem; Athens; Bonn; New York, Museum of Modern Art, Modern American Drawings, June-July 1961.
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Robert Motherwell: Choix de peintures et collages, 1941-1977, June-September 1977 (illustrated).
Storrs, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Robert Motherwell and Black, March-June 1979, pp. 24 and 90 (illustrated).
Houston, Janie C. Lee Gallery, Robert Motherwell Drawings; A Retrospective, 1941 to the Present, November-December 1979 (illustrated).
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