Sale 19755
Robert Motherwell Prints from the Dedalus Foundation
Online 22 September - 8 October 2020

Belknap 75; Engberg & Banach 104

The Samurai image was composed as a brush drawing. The technique is comparable to that used by calligraphers to arrive at a simulation of form. Printed on large sheets of rice paper cut from a roll, the image registered differently each time as if it was monoprinted. Motherwell's interest in calligraphy focused on the brush as a medium in itself, with an almost limitless range of stylistic expressiveness.

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