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Summer 1972

Motherwell creates the Gauloises series of collages, sixty-one unique variations on Gauloises with Scarlet (C289), and the dozen collages of the German Line series. In August, he paints a large black Open painting that he later titles In Plato’s Cave No. 1 (P673)

Motherwell’s mother, Margaret Rosener (1892–1972) dies on July 1 in Palo Alto, California.