Robert Motherwell, ‘Gypsy Collage No. 4’, 1982, Sotheby's

Signature: signed with the artist's initials and dated 82

Barcelona, Galería Joan Prats; Palma de Mallorca, Casal Solleric; Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao; Madrid, Galería Juana Mordó, Robert Motherwell, October 1986 - May 1987, cat. no. 33, n.p., (p. 15 in the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao catalogue), illustrated in color

Gabriella Drudi, Note romane a Robert Motherwell, Milan 1984, p. 74, illustrated in color
Francesc Miralles, “Paseo por la obra de Robert Motherwell: El Gusto por la complejidad,” La Vanguardia, November 11, 1986, p. 41, illustrated
Gabriella Drudi, Robert Motherwell Notes Romaines, Paris 1988, p. 74, illustrated in color
Marcelin Pleynet, Robert Motherwell, Paris 1989, p. 161, illustrated in color
Jack Flam, Katy Rogers and Tim Clifford, Eds., Robert Motherwell: Paintings and Collages, A Catalogue Raisonné, 1941-1991, Volume III, New Haven 2012, cat. no. C673, p. 313, illustrated in color

The Dedalus Foundation, New York
Sotheby's, New York, 13 May 2004, Lot 204
Private Collection, California
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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