lithograph on white wove Arches Cover paper
30 x 22 3/8 in. (76.2 x 56.8 cm)
Signed "Robert Motherwell" in pencil lower right
Some impressions dated "1962" in pencil lower left; some impressions titled in pencil lower center; numbered in pencil lower right; workshop chop mark lower left
other proofs (unrecorded)
Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York
Robert Blackburn, Universal Limited Art Editions
1 color printed in 1 run from 1 stone: black – stone
The Poet I and Poet II lithographs inaugurate Motherwell's collaboration with Universal Limited Art Editions. The centrality of poetry to his work is clearly asserted in the titles of these early editions. The image in both lithographs consists of a reversed P shape, which first appeared in Motherwell's N.R.F. Collage No. 1 of 1959 (see p. 47, fig 23).
See also cat. no. 7.