Robert Motherwell, ‘Gauloises on Green with Ultramarine No. 3’, 1972, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

The number 3 in the Gauloises on Green with Ultramarine was assigned to two works, this one and C325, which was given the slightly different title Gauloises on Green and Ultramarine No. 3.

Signature: Signed with the artist’s initials and dated 72 (recto).

Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Annual Christmas Exhibition, November 2005.

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. 168, cat. rais. no. C326.

Dedalus Foundation, New York, 1991.
Collection of John Daly, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, 2005
Private Collection, Ireland, 2006
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, 2015

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