Robert Motherwell, ‘Untitled (Black and Ochre on Deep Blue)’, 1988, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

This collage incorporates part of 1985 aquatint, Elegy Fragment I.

Signature: Initialled and dated, 'RM 88' (recto)

Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, November 2005
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, Robert Motherwell: Collage, 5th June - 27th July 2013

Gooding, M., 2013. Robert Motherwell: Collage. London: Bernard Jacobson Gallery, ill. p. 63.
Flam, J., Rogers, K., Clifford, T., 2012. Robert Motherwell Paintings and Collages: A Catalogue Raisonné 1941 – 1991. New Haven: Yale University Press. Volume 3, Page 400, cat. rais. no. C820

Jerald Melberg Gallery
Hillsboro Fine Art
Collection of Conor and Jean Daly, Dublin
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

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