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Open No. 37: In Orange with Charcoal Line

Artist:
Robert Motherwell (American, Aberdeen, Washington 1915–1991 Provincetown, Massachusetts)
Date:
1968
Medium:
Polymer paint and charcoal on canvas
Dimensions:
88 x 122in. (223.5 x 309.9cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1969
Accession Number:
69.277.3
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (upper left corner): RM 68
private collection, New York (1968–69; their gift to MMA)

Marlborough–Gerson Gallery Inc. "Robert Motherwell: "Open" Series 1967–1969," May 13–June 7, 1969, unnumbered cat. (as "'Open' No. 37 in orange with charcoal line").

Toledo Museum of Art. "Paintings and Collages by Robert Motherwell," November 2, 1969–December 7, 1970, no catalogue.

Seattle Museum of Art. "Paintings and Collages by Robert Motherwell," January 9–February 15, 1970, no catalogue.

Palo Alto. Stanford University Art Museum. "New Works by Robert Motherwell," April 14–May 17, 1970, no catalogue.

Bronx County Courthouse. "Paintings from the Metropolitan, Pinturas del Metropolitano," May 12–June 13, 1971, no. 28 (as "'Open' No. 37, In Orange with Charcoal Line").

H. H. Arnason. "Motherwell: The Window and the Wall." Art News 68 (Summer 1969), pp. 66, 68, ill. p. 51, calls it "Open, 37 in charcoal on orange".

Rosalind Krauss. "Robert Motherwell's New Paintings." Artforum 7 (May 1969), pp. 26–28, ill., calls it "Open #37, In Orange with Charcoal Line" in the caption and "Open #37" in the text.

James F. Pilgrim. Paintings from the Metropolitan, Pinturas del Metropolitano. Exh. cat., Bronx County Courthouse. New York, 1971, unpaginated, no. 28.

Henry Allen. "Motherwell: Palate–Pleasing." Washington Post (November 8, 1972), p. D3, calls it "Open in Orange No. 37".

Henry Geldzahler in "Twentieth Century Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965–1975. New York, 1975, p. 211, ill., calls it "Open No. 37 in orange with charcoal line".

H. H. Arnason. Robert Motherwell. New York, 1977, p. 77, colorpl. 194, calls it "Open No. 37 (in Orange with Charcoal Line).

H. H. Arnason. Robert Motherwell. 2nd rev. ed. (1st ed., 1977). New York, 1982, p.77, colorpl. 68, calls it "Open No. 37 (in Orange with Charcoal Line).

Eugene Victor Thaw. "The Abstract Expressionists." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 44 (Winter 1986–87), p. 49, fig. 44 (color), calls it "Number 37".



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