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"Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 1", 1948. Ink on paper, 10¾ x 8½ in. (27.3 x 21.6 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Gift of the artist
[June 1948]

For the second issue of Possibilities Motherwell creates a design to illuminate a violent poem by Harold Rosenberg, “A Bird for Every Bird,” which he will later consider the first work in the Elegy to the Spanish Republic series.

Samuel Kootz announces the closing of his gallery, in order to work as Picasso exclusive worldwide dealer. Motherwell, Baziotes, and the other artists who depended upon the monthly stipend from the gallery are left without a steady source of income.