I once owned a Motherwell. It was a work on paper, so it wasn't exactly enough to buy a house, but I sold it to pay a couple of months rent. This work, Italian Summer was painted based on his time in Provincetown and the views of the waves crashing on the beach outside his studio window. It is basically a representational work, at least for Motherwell, but to me, it says something amazingly important. This, viewed at Landscape instead of portrait, it is a Motherwell as recogniseable as an Elergy for the Spanish Repubic. It is a fine example of the ability for the natural world to be as abstract as the visions of the Abstract Expressionists.
Christopher J Garcia - Curator, Fan Writer, Podcaster, and a guy who just loves art.