Robert Motherwell, ‘Untitled’, 1986, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Galeria Joan Prats: Untitled, 1986
lithograph and collage
22 x 14 7/8 in. (55.9 x 37.8 cm)
Paper:Guarro paper; Kraft paper; striated Kraft paper; black paper; sheet music
Signature:Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower left
Inscriptions:Edition prints are unnumbered; artist's proofs are numbered in pencil lower left
Proofs:30 AP, numbered I/XXX-XXX/XXX
10 HC
Publisher:Ediciones Polografa, Barcelona
Printer:Poligrafa, Barcelona (ochre background plates and collage elements); Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York (black lithography plate preparation)

Signature: Signed and inscribed in pencil, from Galeria Joan Prats, published by Ediciones Poligrafa, Barcelona

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