Torino

Robert Motherwell

The title of this collage refers to the brown paper shipping wrapper with a mailing label from Museo Civico di Torino (postmarked September 2, 1974). Photographs taken over three days in November 1975 (Sloman photo nos. 333, 349, 352) documented the creation of this collage. Motherwell added the green paper at the bottom before the collage was photographed in its final state in July 1976 (Sloman photo no. 439). The sheet music is from Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps.

Motherwell also titled a collage created in 1967 Torino Collage (C198).

Artist
Robert Motherwell (1915-1991)
Title
Torino
Also referred to as
Torino Collage
Medium
Acrylic and pasted papers on canvas mounted on masonite
Date
1975-1976
Size
48 x 36 in : 121.9 x 91.4 cm
Framed Size
52 x 40 in : 131.9 x 101.4 cm (est.)
Inscriptions
Signed and dated lower right
Provenance
Private Collection, 1976
Deborah Ronnen, 1989
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, 2014
Private Collection
Exhibited
Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, Three Generations of American Painting: Motherwell, Diebenkorn, Edlich, 23rd Sep - 30th Oct 1976, no. 6
Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, The Art of Collecting: A Private View, 10 May - 21 Jun 1987, no.3
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, Robert Motherwell, Collages, 31 Oct- 5 Dec 2015
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, Bonheur de Vivre, 18 Mar - 27 May 2016
Galleria D'arte Maggiore, Bologna, Robert Motherwell, 26th Jan - 4th Feb 2017
Literature
Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, Three Generations of American Painting: Motherwell, Diebenkorn, Edlich, 23rd Sep - 30th Oct 1976, (exh. cat.) no. 6, col. illus. p.38
Russell, J. "Art: A Fine Omen for New Season" in New York Times, 24 September 1976, illus. sec. C, p.16
Brown, G. "Arts Reviews" in Arts Magazine 51, no. 3, Nov 1976 issue, p. 18
Arnason, H.H., Robert Motherwell. Notes to the plates by Robert Motherwell . Preface by Bryan Robertson. 1st ed. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1977. Col. illus. np (pl. 297, as Torino Collage)
Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, The Art of Collecting: A Private View, 10 May - 21 Jun 1987, (exh. cat.) no. 3, col. illus. np
Flam, J., Rogers, K., Clifford, T., Robert Motherwell Paintings and Collages: A Catalogue Raisonné 1941 – 1991, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2012, Vol. 3, p. 259, C542
Reference
AC22-49
Status
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