Robert Motherwell, ‘Bastos’, 1975, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Printed by Kenneth Tyler, assisted by Don Carli, Tyler Graphics Ltd.
Published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York.

Signature: Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower left. Numbered in pencil lower left; workshop chop mark lower left; artist's chop mark lower left; workshop number "RM75-139" reverse lower right.

Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York

Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, Robert Motherwell: A Centenary Survey of Major Works, 24 January - 25 April 2015
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, Robert Motherwell: Black, 24th June - 11th September 2015.

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. 169)
ISBN: 1-55595-163-5
Flam, J., Rogers, K., Clifford, T., 2015. Motherwell: 100 Years. Milan: Skira Editore. pg.268, fig.274

Dedalus Foundation.

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