Robert Motherwell, ‘Music for Long Point (Cat. Raisonne Ref: Engberg & Banach 442)’, 1988, Alpha 137 Gallery

Rarely to market, this stunning 1988 lithograph with colors was created by Robert Motherwell as part of a portfolio produced for sale by Long Point Gallery, an artist's cooperative in Provincetown, Massachusetts. It hand signed and numbered from a very small edition of only 30; it is in mint condition, unframed and never framed, and housed in the original portfolio box, with the original colophon page, which also included works by these artists: Varujan Boghosian Carmen Cicero , Sideo Fromboluti , Edward Giobbi Budd Hopkins Leo Manso Robert Motherwell Paul Resika Judith Rothschild Sidney Simon Nora Speyer Tony Vevers. Robert Motherwell liked the black plate for this print so much that he used it again in his print "Music for J.S. Bach no. 4711."

For a music lover and fan of Robert Motherwell, this is an exquisite, poignant print. A beautiful gift.
Catalogue Raisonne Reference: Engberg and Banach, 442

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Signature: Signed and numbered from the edition of 30 on the recto (front) in graphite pencil.

Publisher: Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, Mass, printed by Bruce Porter and assisted by David Lontow, Trestle Editions Limited, New York

Siri Engberg and Joan Banach 442

The collection of Catherine Woodard and Nelson Blitz, Jr.

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