Electronic Cataloging Project Entry #32

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Electronic Cataloging Project Entry #32

October 7, 2011

Today marks the opening of our Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibition. In honor of that, I thought I'd share a fun tidbit regarding our own Robert Motherwell print, The Celtic Stone, 1970-1971.

According to Esther Sparks, Motherwell matched the color of the ink in The Celtic Stone to a glass of Cinzano vermouth from Tatyana and Maurice Grosman's kitchen (Universal Limited Art Editions: A History and Catalogue, The First Twenty-Five Years, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989). Tatyana Grosman was the founder of the publisher Universal Limited Art Editions.

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