An estate in Connecticut, that once belonged to late artist Robert Motherwell, was recently sold for $2.5 million.
The property is located at 909 North Street, Greenwich, Connecticut. The 13,312 square feet property was constructed in 1900 and designed by Frederick Law Olmstead (who also worked on the Central Park in New York). It boasts of 10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and a pond, and sits on a plot spanning across 4 acres.
Robert Motherwell was an American artist of the Abstractionist and Expressionist era. Though younger than others, he was a contemporary nevertheless of artists like Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Motherwell’s distinctive style was identified by saturated hues and bold brushstrokes. Later in his career, he transitioned towards making prints. He was perhaps most well-known for his large-scale abstract paintings. Most prominently, he was known for his commission of the East Building in the National Gallery of Art, which opened in 1978.
In 1970, Robert Motherwell moved to Greenwich and established a base at the property in question. Prior to Connecticut, he had lived in France and Spain for many years. Motherwell lived at the property until his death in 1991. During his time there, he also opened multiple studios across the estate. The sale of the property was confirmed by Christie’s International Real Estate last week.