Robert Motherwell, ‘Lyric Suite’, 1965, Osborne Samuel

This work will be included in the forthcoming Robert Motherwell Catalogue Raisonné of Drawings being prepared by the Dedalus Foundation.

Signature: Signed with the artist's initials lower right

Saint Louis, Washington University, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Chance Aesthetics, September 2009 - January 2010, p. 157, illustrated
London, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Robert Motherwell: Works on Paper, October -November 2011, p. 40, illustrated in colour

Dedalus Foundation, New York
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
Private Collection, UK

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