Robert Motherwell, ‘Art 1981 Chicago Print’, 1981, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Published by Lakeside Group for the 1981 Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago.
Printed by Roger Campbell and Lee Funderburg, Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York.

Signature: Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower right. Numbered in pencil lower right; workshop chop mark lower right; workshop number "RM81-526" in pencil reverse lower left.

Publisher: Lakeside Group for the 1981 Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago

Siri Engberg and Joan Banach 'Robert Motherwell: The Complete Prints 1940-1991. Catalogue Raisonne', Walker Art Center and Hudson Hills Press, New York, 2003 (illustrated pl. 282)
ISBN: 1-55595-163-5

About Robert Motherwell

Alongside Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell is considered one of the great American Abstract Expressionist painters. His esteemed intellect not only undergirded his gorgeous, expressive paintings—frequently featuring bold black shapes against fields of color—but also made Motherwell one of the leading writers, theorists, and advocates of the New York School. He forged close friendships with the European Surrealists and other intellectuals over his interests in poetry and philosophy, and as such served as a vital link between the pre-war avant-garde in Europe and its post-war counterpart in New York, establishing automatism and psychoanalysis as central concerns of American abstraction. "It's not that the creative act and the critical act are simultaneous," Motherwell said. "It's more like you blurt something out and then analyze it.

American, 1915-1991, Aberdeen, Washington, based in New York and Greenwich, Connecticut