Robert Motherwell, ‘In Blue Ochre with Gauloises’, 1967, Hollis Taggart Galleries

This work bears the artist's studio number C67-591.

This work is included in the artist's catalogue raisonné under the number C190.

Signature: Signed and dated upper left: "Motherwell / 67"

Art Museum, Princeton University, NJ, "Robert Motherwell: Recent Work," 5 January - 17 February 1973, cat. no. 45, illus. p. 74.

Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, "Robert Motherwell," 10 June - 12 July 2003, cat. no. 13.

Flam, Jack, et. al., "Robert Motherwell: Paintings and Collages, A Catalogue Raisonné, 1941-1991. Vol. 3: Collages and Paintings on Paper and Paperboard." (Yale UP: New Haven, 2012), Illus., p. 120, cat. no. C190.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York
Dedalus Foundation, 1991
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
Private collection, 2004

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