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"Untitled (The Hours of the Day)," ca. 1942. Ink, graphite, colored pencil, and crayon on paper, 19 x 23 in. (48.3 x 58.4 cm). Dedalus Foundation
Autumn 1942

The Motherwell's return to New York and take an apartment at 33 West Eighth Street, which will be their primary residence until 1945.

Motherwell's work is included The First Papers of Surrealism at the Whitlaw Reid Mansion (October 16-November 14), organized by AndrŽé Breton and Marcel Duchamp, his first exhibition in New York.

Peggy Guggenheim opens the Art of This Century gallery in mid-October to showcase her personal collection of modern art and to present exhibitions of new work. She invites Motherwell to exhibit at the gallery in the spring but he defers until 1944, feeling his work is not yet ready.

William Baziotes introduces Motherwell to Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock, who in turn introduces them to Hans Hoffman.