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Richard Merkin
Oedipus and Luxor

Circa: 1980

$800

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An original signed screenprint on Arches 88 deckled edge heavy wove paper by American artist Richard Merkin (1938-2009) titled "Oedipus and Luxor", c. 1980. Hand pencil signed by Merkin lower right and numbered lower left. Limited edition: 260. Printed by Brand X Editions, New York, NY. Printer's blindstamp/chopmark lower right. Arches 88 France watermark lower left. Sheet size: 30" x 37.5". Image size: 24.25" x 32.25". In excellent condition. Richard Merkin’s (1938 – September 5, 2009) work conjures up scenes that evoke the raucous spirit of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. In his witty, often eccentric illustrations, Merkin depicts movie stars, jazz musicians, sports heroes and literary impresarios co-mingling with more personal references. In his highly stylized approach to the figure, Merkin privileges color relationships, balance and juxtaposition over strictly literal descriptions of his subjects. And humor; there’s always humor.

Details

  • Creator
    Richard Merkin (1938 - 2009, American)
  • Creation Year
    Circa: 1980
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 37.5 in. (95.25 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Saint Augustine, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1212361632

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