Robert Motherwell, ‘Five Circles’, 1971-1972, Cerbera Gallery
Robert Motherwell, ‘Five Circles’, 1971-1972, Cerbera Gallery
Robert Motherwell, ‘Five Circles’, 1971-1972, Cerbera Gallery
Robert Motherwell, ‘Five Circles’, 1971-1972, Cerbera Gallery

Chair (Engberg & Banach 108, Belknap 79) Original color lithograph, 1972, printed from three stones and one aluminum plate. Printed at Erker-Presse, St. Gallen, with their blindstamp lower left. A very good impression of this very large print. Image size: 876x635mm.

Signature: Signed and numbered by hand

Publisher: Erker Presse

Catalogue raisonné: Belknap 78

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