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Summer 1974

In Greenwich, a large new studio is built, providing a large, loft-like space for painting which connects the various buildings on his property.

Motherwell suffers from an acute attack of pancreatitis and is hospitalized for several weeks; surgery is scheduled for the fall. In Provincetown, he paints as though each day could be his last, creating thirty works in sixty days, including the Persian series and The Wild Duck (P794).