Robert Motherwell, ‘Cabaret No. 8’, 1974, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Signature: Initialled and dated, lower right (recto) Titled and dated (verso)

Galerie Andre Emmerich, Zurich, Robert Motherwell: New Paintings, Collages and Graphics, 12 October - 16 November 1974.
Galerie Brusberg, Hannover, Andre Emmerich bei Brusberg, 5 June - 6 August 1977.
Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York, Twelve Americans: Masters of Collage, 17 November - 30 December 1977, cat. no. 127, colour illustration n.p.
Jerald Meldberg Gallery, Charlotte, N.C., Robert Motherwell the Torn Edge, Collages and Related Prints, 9 September - 14 October 2006, cat. no. 4.
Fred, London, Collage: London / New York, 6 August - 27 September 2009.

Flam, J., Rogers, K., Clifford, T., 2012. Robert Motherwell Paintings and Collages: A Catalogue Raisonné 1941 – 1991. New Haven: Yale University Press. Volume 3, p. 216, cat. rais. no. C449.

Dedalus Foundation, New York
Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
Private Collection

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