U.S. Art, New York, NY

Motherwell originally intended U.S. New York, NY to be part of his Beside the Sea series before adding the collage element. The work shows his innovation with the torn paper edge and his incorporation of 'everyday' fragments, echoing Schwitters' merz technique developed 40 years earlier. Oil and collage on paper, U.S. Art, New York, NY (1962) was exhibited in 'Robert Motherwell: Collage' at Bernard Jacobson Gallery London from 5 June - 28 August 2013, the most comprehensive exhibition of Motherwell's collages ever to be held.

Signature: Signed centre and numbered '7' lower right Signed and dated verso 'R. Motherwell 1962 Artist's Studio Number C62-1536

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, New Paintings in Oil and Collages by Robert Motherwell, 1962, no. 14 (illustrated, n.p.).
Museum of Modern Art, New York, Robert Motherwell, 1965 (illustrated, p. 41). This exhibition later travelled to Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Turin.
Centro de Artes Visuales del Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Robert Motherwell: Works on Paper, 1967 (circulated by the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; shown in conjunction with Drawings by Arshile Gorky). This exhibition later travelled to Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Caracas; Biblioteca Luis-Angel Arango del Banco de la Republica, Bogota; Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico City.
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Works by Robert Motherwell, 1969. This exhibition later travelled to Stanford University Museum, Palo Alto.
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, Robert Motherwell: Works on paper, 2011.
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, Robert Motherwell: Beside the Sea, 2012 (illustrated, p. 61).
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, Robert Motherwell: Collage, 5 June - 28 August 2013.
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, Robert Motherwell: A Centenary Survey of Major Works, 24 January - 25 April 2015.
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, Bonheur de Vivre, 18 March - 27 May 2016

Rosenberg, H. "Art and Identity: The Unfinished Masterpiece" in New Yorker, no. 46, 5 January 1963. Illustrated, p. 72.
Rosenberg, H., 1964. The Anxious Object: Art Today and its Audience, New York: Horizon. Illustrated, p. 101.
Edgar, N. "The Satisfaction of Robert Motherwell" in Artnews, no. 6 (October 1965), no. 2 (illustrated, p. 39).
Yau, J., 2012. Robert Motherwell: Beside the Sea. Exh. cat., with introduction by Lise Motherwell and Daniel Ranalli. Provincetown: Provincetown Art Association and Museum, illustrated, p. 61.
Flam, J., Rogers, K., Clifford, T., 2012. Robert Motherwell Paintings and Collages: A Catalogue Raisonné 1941 – 1991. New Haven: Yale University Press. Volume 3, p. 95, cat. rais. no. C132.

Dedalus Foundation, New York.
Linda Hyman Gallery, New York.
Cornette de Sait Cyr Paris, 8 October 2005.
Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York.
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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2015
Robert Motherwell: A Centennial Celebration, Dedalus Foundation, Provincetown
2015
Motherwell as Printmaker: The Artist at Work, Dedalus Foundation, Brooklyn
2015
Motherwell at 100, Dedalus Foundation, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Robert Motherwell: Abstract Expressionism, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2016
Robert Motherwell: The Art of the Collage, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
2015
Robert Motherwell: Black, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2015
Robert Motherwell: A Centennial Celebration, Dedalus Foundation, Provincetown
2015
Motherwell as Printmaker: The Artist at Work, Dedalus Foundation, Brooklyn
2015
2015
2015
Motherwell at 100, Dedalus Foundation, New York
2013
Robert Motherwell: Collage, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
2012
Robert Motherwell: Prints from the Artist's Studio, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London

Group Shows on Artsy

2013
Mixed show | September 2013, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
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