Robert Motherwell, ‘Gauloises Bleues (Engberg/Branach 59)’, 1968, Doyle
Robert Motherwell, ‘Gauloises Bleues (Engberg/Branach 59)’, 1968, Doyle
Robert Motherwell, ‘Gauloises Bleues (Engberg/Branach 59)’, 1968, Doyle

signed and numbered 48/75 in pencil, published by Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York and with their blindstamp, with full margins, framed.

10 x 5.375 inches; 254 x 137 mm.
Sheet: 22.25 x 14.375 inches; 565 x 362 mm.

Condition: Some slight unobtrusive rippling at left and right sheet edges, otherwise in good condition.

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