Robert Motherwell, ‘Summer Sign’, 1990, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Proofs:1 archive proof
10 AP, numbered 1/10-10/10
other proofs (unrecorded)
Publisher:Artist; released by Waddington Graphics Ltd., London
Printer:Catherine Mosley, artist’s studio, Greenwich, Connecticut
Production Sequence:3 colors printed in 3 runs from 3 acrylic plates: 1. blue - plate; 2. cream - plate; 3. black - plate

Signature: Signature:Signed "RM" in pencil lower right Inscriptions:Numbered in pencil lower right; artist's chop mark lower right

Robert Motherwell 'Prints From the Artist's Studio' Bernard Jacobson Gallery 12 September - 6 October 2012, no. 3

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