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Open in Ochre

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Motherwell, a key figure in the development of American abstract painting is known for his canvases of bold, loosely looped forms and rectangles painted in black and strung out across a white ground. This work, from the "Open" series begun in 1967, is a complete departure from that kind of...

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Provenance

The artist; with Marlborough Gallery, New York; to MFA, Boston, 1972

Credit Line

The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

Copyright

Art © Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

1967–70

Dimensions

233.7 x 175.3 cm (92 x 69 in.)

Accession Number

1972.211

Medium or Technique

Acrylic on canvas

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Contemporary Art

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