Robert Motherwell, ‘Untitled’, 1957, Bernard Jacobson Gallery
Robert Motherwell, ‘Untitled’, 1957, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Signature: Initialled lower right Signed and dated on frame verso

VI Bienal of Museum of Modern Art Sao Paulo, Sep-Dec 1961 (proprietor Museum of Modern Art, New York)
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, Robert Motherwell: Works on paper, 10th October - 26th November 2011.

Rosand, D., 1997. Robert Motherwell on Paper. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishing, p. 102, illustrated in colour pl. 8.
Cornish, S., 2011. Robert Motherwell: Works on Paper, London: Bernard Jacobson Gallery. Illustrated p. 26.

Marlborough, New York
Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, Texas
The Museum of Modern Art for VI Bienal Sao Paulo
VI Bienal of the Museum of Modern Art of Sao Paulo

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