Robert Motherwell, ‘Chicago International Art Expo’, 1981, Graves International Art
Robert Motherwell, ‘Chicago International Art Expo’, 1981, Graves International Art
Robert Motherwell, ‘Chicago International Art Expo’, 1981, Graves International Art
Robert Motherwell, ‘Chicago International Art Expo’, 1981, Graves International Art
Robert Motherwell, ‘Chicago International Art Expo’, 1981, Graves International Art
Robert Motherwell, ‘Chicago International Art Expo’, 1981, Graves International Art
Robert Motherwell, ‘Chicago International Art Expo’, 1981, Graves International Art
Robert Motherwell, ‘Chicago International Art Expo’, 1981, Graves International Art
Robert Motherwell, ‘Chicago International Art Expo’, 1981, Graves International Art
Robert Motherwell, ‘Chicago International Art Expo’, 1981, Graves International Art

An original lithograph exhibition poster on heavy cream Strathmore paper by American artist Robert Motherwell (1915-1992) titled "Chicago International Art Expo", 1981. Tyler Graphics LTD. © Copyright 1981 Robert Motherwell at bottom center. Produced for Motherwell's special exhibit at the 1981 Chicago International Art Exposition, Navy Pier, May 14th-19th, 1981. Printed by Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York with their imprint. Published by Lakeside Group for the 1981 Chicago International Art Exposition. Image copyright © licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Sheet size: 39.5" x 27.5". Minimal wear to corners associated with age. In overall excellent condition.

Image rights: Copyright © Graves International Art

Publisher: Lakeside Group

Catalogue Raisonne: see Engberg 282

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