Africa No. 2




Robert Motherwell, American, 1915-1991
Work Locations: New York, NY; Black Mountain, NC; Provincetown, MA


Object Info

Object: painting
Currently on view
Object ID: 1994.1141


Acrylic paint on canvas


Acquired [*** insert one of these dedications for the four major works only*** in memory of Margaret Ann Chafee (Doorway with Figure, 1994.1132); Vance Kirkland (Open #13 (In Washed Ochre), 1994.1138); Lewis W. Story (Elegy to the Spanish Republic #172 (With Blood), 1994.1134); Rex L. Morgan (Africa #2, 1994.1141)] through the generosity of the Dedalus Foundation and the following donors: Florence R. & Ralph L. Burgess Trust, Laurencin Deaccessions Fund, Vance Kirkland Acquistions Fund, and the Marion G. Hendrie Fund. Major memorial gifts from Joan E. Anderman, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh R. Catherwood, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Chafee, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Congdon, Mr. and Mrs. Cortlandt S. Dietler, Suzanne Farver, Katherine L. Lawrence, Jan and Frederick Mayer, Caroline Morgan, Linda Ringsby, Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Rosenberry III, Sally H. Story, and three anonymous donors. Additional funding from the Motherwell Angels: Mark and Polly Addison, Philip and Nancy Anschutz, Nancy Lake-Benson, H. Kirk Brown III, Robin and Steven Chotin, Colorado National Bank, John and Lisa Dorn, William L. and Dr. Margaret B. Dorn, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis W. Douglas Jr., Duncan Oil Inc., First Interstate Bank of Denver, Charles and Diane Gallagher, Dorothy Strear Goodstein, Diane and Bob Greenlee, Fred and Jane Hamilton, Dr. Charles and Linda Hamlin, Mark and Diana Hayden, Hinckley & Schmitt Inc., J. Charles Jordy Jr., Key Bank of Colorado, Elizabeth T. Kirkpatrick, Amie Knox and Jim Kelley, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Kurtz, Edward and Margaret Leede, Susan and John W. Madden III, Jan and Frederick Mayer, McClain-Finlon Advertising Inc., Lilly and Paul Merage, Larry and Carol Mizel, Andrea Pollack, Priscilla Press and Joel Ehrlich, Judy and Ken Robins, Barbara and George Schmitt, Tremont Corporation, Vail Valley Arts Council, Ginny Williams, and Robbi and Carl Williams.

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frame height: 70 3/4 in, 179.7050 cm; frame width: 149 1/4 in, 379.0950 cm; frame depth: 2 3/4 in, 6.9850 cm; image height: 69 1/2 in, 176.5300 cm; image width: 148 in, 375.9200 cm


Modern and Contemporary Art


Initials at TR.