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Motherwell’s basement studio at 173 East Ninety-fourth Street, New York, winter 1957–58. Left to right: "Spanish Elegy XIV (Palamos)," "Collage with Ochre and Black," and on the easel "Diary of a Painter," in progress
Autumn 1957

Motherwell begins three large canvases in the Elegy to the Spanish Republic series (P214, P215, and P218) and a group of new collages that emphasize the use of printed papers on richly painted, monochromatic grounds (C72-C79).