Throughout his long and prolific career, Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) produced a remarkable body of work that ranks among the most notalbe achievements in postwar American art. In addition to being one of the most celebrated of the Abstract Expressionist painters, Motherwell was a renowned and innovative printmaker, a distinction shared by few of his New York School contemporaries.
Robert Motherwell: The Complete Prints 1940-1991 presents for the first time a definitive catalogue raisonné of this aspect of the artist’s work, documenting more than 500 editions with all new research, photography, and commentary, and incorporating previously uncatalogued material. In addition, the book includes an essay on Motherwell’s printmaking history, an illustrated chronology, a comprehensive bibliography and exhibition history, and concordance with past catalogues. Supplanting earlier publications as the standard reference on Motherwell’s editioned work, this book is an invaluable resource for scholars, collectors, and general enthusiats of an artist who made an indelible impression on the history of twentieth-century printmaking.