Africa Suite #6, 1970


Colour Screenprint on J.B. green paper

40.75 x 28.25 in

103.5 x 71.8 cm

Edition of 150

Initialed and dated in pencil, lower margin. Signed on the plate. Artist’s blind stamp lower right

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40.75 x 28.25 in

103.5 x 71.8 cm

Edition of 150


    About The Work

    The Africa Suite portfolio is an important part of Motherwell's printmaking oeuvre because of its celebration of gestural black forms.  In this body of work, Motherwell asks the spirit of abstract expressionism to confront minimalism.

    "Africa Suite #6" is one of the most memorable examples from this series of prints. It features a bold and very ambiguous black shape against a warm neutral color field. The simplicity of this shape recalls both a flexed bicep and a sort of marine creature. Is this shape represent something menacing or friendly? Or is it simply an abstraction?

    Motherwell's contribution to the art historical canon is undisputed. This recognition is imbued as a result of his prolific achievements in printmaking. He is revered as one of the most experimental and courageous printmakers of the 20th century. 

    This work can be found in a number of museum collections around the world including the Tate (London) and the Buffalo AKG Art Museum.

    About Robert Motherwell

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    • Framed; minor wear to frame

      Very good condition

      Published by Marlborough Graphics, Inc., New York

      Printed at Kelpra Studio, London

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