Robert Motherwell, ‘Gray Open with White Paint’, 1981, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Edition of 79
Proofs:1 archive proof
14 AP, numbered I/XIV-XIV/XIV
2 PP
Publisher:Artist; released by Petersburg Press, London and New York
Printer:Catherine Mosley, artist’s studio, Greenwich, Connecticut
Production Sequence:2 colors printed in 2 runs from 1 copper plate and pochoir: 1. black - plate; 2. white - pochoir (acrylic paint applied by Mosley)
Concordance:B 246

Signature: Signed "RM" in pencil lower left Inscriptions: Numbered in pencil lower left; artist's chop mark lower right

Publisher: Artist; released by Petersburg Press, London and New York

Siri Engberg and Joan Banach 'Robert Motherwell: The Complete Prints 1940-1991. Catalogue Raisonne', Walker Art Center and Hudson Hills Press, New York, 2003, cat no. 279 (illustrated pl. 279)
ISBN: 1-55595-163-5

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