Robert Motherwell, ‘Limited Edition Lithograph as Exhibition Catalogue Cover, Signed and Dedicated to Jacqueline Brody (Editor of the Print Collectors' Newsletter) ’, 1974, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Motherwell, ‘Limited Edition Lithograph as Exhibition Catalogue Cover, Signed and Dedicated to Jacqueline Brody (Editor of the Print Collectors' Newsletter) ’, 1974, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Motherwell, ‘Limited Edition Lithograph as Exhibition Catalogue Cover, Signed and Dedicated to Jacqueline Brody (Editor of the Print Collectors' Newsletter) ’, 1974, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Motherwell, ‘Limited Edition Lithograph as Exhibition Catalogue Cover, Signed and Dedicated to Jacqueline Brody (Editor of the Print Collectors' Newsletter) ’, 1974, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Motherwell, ‘Limited Edition Lithograph as Exhibition Catalogue Cover, Signed and Dedicated to Jacqueline Brody (Editor of the Print Collectors' Newsletter) ’, 1974, Alpha 137 Gallery

This poignant 1974 Robert Motherwell lithograph from his Galoises series was published as the cover of a limited edition exhibition catalogue for an exhibition of selected prints at the Jack Glenn Gallery in 1975. The lithographed catalogue was published in a stated edition of 4000, of which only 25 of them were hand signed and numbered; 3975 were not. This work was one of the unsigned catalogues. However, exceptionally, Robert Motherwell hand signed it, along with a lovely ink inscription and dedication to Jacqueline Brody. And what makes this dedication and provenance extra special is that Jacqueline Brody of New York Editor, was an arts writer and editor of Print Collector's Newsletter from 1972 until the publication was sold in 1996. Her archives, which included correspondence with many artists including Robert Motherwell, were donated to the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian institution.

Signature: Boldly signed n 1974 and dedicated in black felt tip pen in Motherwell's inimitable hand to Jacqueline Brody, editor of the Print Collectors Newsletter from 1972 until 1996.

Collection of Ms. Jacqueline Brody

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