Robert Motherwell, ‘Black with No Way Out’, 1983, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York
Printed by Roger Campbell and Lee Funderburg, Tyler Graphics Ltd.
Other Collaborators: Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese; prep work for continuous-tone lithography by Kenneth Tyler; plate preparation and processing by Funderburg
Production Sequence: 3 colors printed in 3 runs from 3 aluminum plates: 1. black - plate; 2. red - plate; 3. dark red - plate
Concordance: B 285; TGL 434 RM53

Signature: Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower right. Numbered in pencil lower right; workshop chop mark lower right; workshop number "RM81-640" in pencil reverse lower left.

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

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.313, p.262) 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