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

Paper:Rives BFK paper; natural Japanese Sekishu paper
Proofs:12 AP, numbered 1/12-12/12
CTP (unrecorded)
3 PP
1 shop proof
Printer:Bruce Porter, assisted by David Lantow and Stephen Toole, Trestle Editions Limited, New York
Production Sequence:3 colors (including 1 colored paper) printed in 4 steps from 3 aluminum plates: 1. light cobalt blue - plate (on Sekishu paper); 2. medium ultramarine - plate (on same paper as step 1); 3. graphite gray - plate (on same paper as step 1); 4. Sekishu paper adhered to Rives BFK paper (chine collé)

Signature: Signature:Signed "RM" in pencil lower right; signed "RM" (reversed) in plate upper right Inscriptions:Numbered in pencil lower right

Siri Engberg and Joan Banach 'Robert Motherwell: The Complete Prints 1940-1991. Catalogue Raisonne', Walker Art Center and Hudson Hills Press, New York, 2003 (illustrated pl. 387)
ISBN: 1-55595-163-5

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