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Style: American Modern
Low Country (South Carolina)
Located in Middletown, NY
An enchanting Southern landscape by the mother of the Charleston Renaissance. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, and educated under the tutelage of Thomas Anshutz at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, O'Neill Verner was a teacher, a mother, an artist, an ardent preservationist, and a skilled autodidact. Having previously focused on painting, in the early 1920s she found herself deeply moved by printmaking as a media, and especially so by the simple, peaceful themes and tableaus she discovered in Japanese art. She embarked on a effort to teach herself Japanese printmaking techniques, and in the process, produced the charming images of every day life in Charleston and its environs that earned her recognition as a cultural icon in her day, and in more modern times, as the mother of the Charleston Renaissance, which flourished well into the 1930s. In 1923 she opened a studio in Charleston where she focused on documenting the local color and the architecture and landscape that distinguishes Charleston as one of the South's most beautiful cities, all the while applying the gentle and poetic thematic sensibilities of Japanese printmaking. O'Neill Verner soon found herself in high demand when municipalities and institutions throughout the country sought commissions from her to document the beauty of their grounds and historic buildings. She worked as far north as the campuses of Harvard and Princeton, and extensively across the South, including in Savannah, Georgia, where through sweeping commissions she was able to marry her love of southern preservation and art. O'Neill Verner was a lifelong learner, and continued a path of edification that led her to study etching at the Central School of Art in London, to travel extensively through Europe, and to visit Japan in 1937, where she studied sumi (brush and ink) painting. She was a founding member of the Charleston Etchers Club, and the Southern States Art League. Her works are represented in the permanent collections of leading museums across the American south, and in major national institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boston's Museum of Fine Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. O'Neil Verner...
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Early 20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Archival Paper, Drypoint, Etching

Original "Comptoir Francais De L'Azote" vintage agriculture art deco poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original Comptoir Francais De l’Azote vintage lithograph poster. This linen-backed full lithograph depicts a proud young boy (wearing wooden shoes) displaying a sample of this year’...
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1920s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Walasse Ting (Shanghai, 1929 - New York, 2010 ) Night, Lithography
Located in brussel, BE
This beautiful lithograph is created by Walasse Ting (1929-2010), an American-Chinese artist known for his brightly coloured paintings of cats, erotic nudes, and flowers. Measureme...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Paper

FRUIT FOR SALE
Located in Santa Monica, CA
FRANCES H. GEARHART and Sisters (THE GEARHARTS) FRUIT FOR SALE c.1928 Color block print. Unsigned. This is an original block print from “Let’s Play”, an intended but unpublished children’s book done in collaboration with her sisters Edna and May in 1928. Image 8 x 7 inches. On a tissue thin laid paper. Irregular sheet 9 3/8 x 8 1/2. The entire series consisted of over 20 children's images. There were very few printed. The editions of the various children varied but likely no more than 50. This impression very well printed with good colors, Very good condition. The margins are likely as issued with the irregular edges. The margins and paper used for this series varies from one print to the next. A bit of tape remnants at top center sheet edge. A very nice example of this print. It is not unusual for impressions of this series to be unsigned, although many are signed "The Gearharts" The Provenance of this example is fascinating. It was acquired from a gentleman who knew the Gearharts as a child in the early 50's in Pasadena. It was part of a collection given to him by Frances. In his adult years he was in the military and took the collection with him as he traveled around Europe, After 81 years, based on the original prints, this book was published by the “California Book...
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1920s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut, Linocut

Headstand (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) - Exhibition Poster
Located in Paris, FR
Keith Haring Headstand Original vintage exhibition Poster printed in Screenprint On thick paper 90 x 60 cm (c. 36 x 24 in) INFORMATION: Official screenprint poster for the Haring e...
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1980s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Screen

Original 'Germany Fly TWA Jets' vintage travel poster Trans World Airlines
Located in Spokane, WA
Original David Klein, Germany Fly TWA Jets (Smaller format)—professional acid-free archival linen backing; ready to frame. The image of this original travel to Germany scene featur...
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1960s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Offset

Original Concours Automobiles Classiques et Louis Vuitton original signed poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original poster: Parc de Bagatelle et Louis Vuitton 1999 Hand-signed by the artist Razzia in black marker on the left side. In plate right side. Linen backed, ready to frame. Ex...
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1990s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Offset

'Mending Nets' — 1930s Rockport, Massachusetts
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Christian Dull, 'Mending Nets', aquatint, c. 1930, edition 50. Signed and numbered '50/-' in pencil. A fine impression, on cream laid paper, the full sheet with margins (1/2 to 1 1/2...
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1920s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Aquatint

Fly Fishing, Saranac Lake
Located in Storrs, CT
Fly Fishing, Saranac Lake. 1889. Etching, aquatint and burnishing. Goodrich 104. 14 1/4 x 20 5/8; sheet 18 1/2 x 24 1/2. Edition unknown but quite possibly intended 100; highest numb...
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Late 19th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

Original Break Through, US 1 sheet movie poster, linen backed
Located in Spokane, WA
Original movie poster: BREAK THROUGH. U. S. 1-sheet vintage, linen-backed vintage 1950 release. Very good condition; ready to frame. Breakthrough is a 1950 American war film di...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Offset

'The Gateway to the New World' — 1920s New York City
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Otto Kuhler, 'The Gateway to the New World', etching (artist's proof), edition 16, 1926, Kennedy 25. Signed in pencil and annotated 'Japan Silk Paper - Trial Proof - Ltd. Ed. Del. et...
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1920s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

'Archway' — 1930s American Modernism, WPA
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Leon Bibel, 'Archway', color serigraph, 1939, edition 25. Signed, dated, titled, and numbered ' /25' in pencil. A rich, painterly impression, with fresh colors, on buff wove paper; ...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Screen

Original "The Adventures of Captain Africa #3" vintage movie poster 1955
Located in Spokane, WA
Original. The Adventures of Captain Africa #3 vintage movie poster. Linen-backed and ready to frame. Original issued theater fold marks restored. A condition with excellent colo...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Offset

Original "King of the Congo", Chapter 1 "Mission of Menace" vintage movie poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original KING of the CONGO vintage movie poster, US 1-sheet. (The Mighty THUNDA). 1952 Chap. US 1 sheet. Chapter 1 "Mission of Menace". Linen-backed one-sheet film poster. NSS: ...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Offset

'The Welder' — 1920s American Expressionism
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Otto Kuhler, 'The Welder', etching, c. 1926, edition unknown but small, Kennedy 9. Signed in pencil. A fine, richly-inked impression, in dark brown ink, with selectively wiped overal...
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1920s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

'Cargo Carriers' — 1930s New York Harbor
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Otto Kuhler, 'Cargo Carriers', etching and drypoint, c. 1932, edition 10, Kennedy 44. Signed in pencil. A superb, atmospheric impression with rich burr and selectively wiped overall ...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching, Drypoint

3 Turns - Surfing Art - Figurative Print - Woodcut Print By Marc Zimmerman
Located in Carmel, CA
Three surfers carving up the Hawaiian waves, having a blast in the tropical surf. 3 Turns - Surfing Art - Figurative Print - Woodcut Print By Marc Zimmerman Limited Edition 01/05 ...
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2010s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

'Abstract Boats' — 1930s American Modernism, WPA
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Leon Bibel, 'Abstract Boats', color serigraph, 1938, edition 12. Signed, dated, and numbered ' /12' in pencil. A fine, painterly impression, with fresh colors, on buff wove paper; t...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Screen

'Food Not Cannon' — rare WPA modernist work of Social Conscience
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Leon Bibel, 'Food Not Cannon', etching, 1937, edition 12 (an early state, probably unique). Signed in pencil. A fine impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (7/8 to 2 1/8 ...
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1930s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

Original Grand Prix Bugatti Type 59, linen backed print 1958
Located in Spokane, WA
Original Type 59. Grand Prix Bugatti. Linen-backed, horizontal format, fine condition. Small format. This is an original small format type 59. Grand Prix Bugatti sports car print ...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Offset

Original "The 3rd Man" 1949 original first printing vintage movie poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original “The 3rd Man”, 1949, linen-backed vintage one-sheet movie poster "The 3rd Man". NSS: # 49/452. Excellent condition with restored original fold marks. Linen backed and...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Offset

Original "The Honeymoon Machine" U. S. 1-sheet movie poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Honeymoon Machine, original 1 sheet U. S. theater poster; acid-free archival linen backed; this poster is ready to frame. Very fine condition with original theater-issued fold mark...
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1960s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Offset

Original "Shalako" vintage 1968 movie poster, Sean Connery Bridgitte Bardot
Located in Spokane, WA
Original SHALAKO vintage movie poster, 1sheet, 1968 great art of Sean Connery as Shalako, sexy Brigitte Bardot! This collectible poster, printed in 1968 to promote the theatrical re...
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1960s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Offset

Swimmer - Screenprint (Olympic Games Munich 1972)
Located in Paris, FR
Ronard Brooks KITAJ Swimmer Screen print Signature printed in the plate On heavy paper 101 x 64 cm (c. 40 x 26 inch) Made for the Olympic Games in Munich, 1972 Excellent condition
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1970s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Screen

Original "Save Waste Fats for Explosives" vintage poster 1943
Located in Spokane, WA
Original: "Save waste fats for explosives. Take them to your meat dealer" vintage poster—original World War II Acid-free, archival linen-backed, ready-to-frame. The Original "Save...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Offset

Union Pacific West vintage fun map railroad travel poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original “The Union Pacific West fun map, archivally linen backed in very good condition. Ready to frame. This was initially folded, and the fold marks were ...
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1960s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Offset

Original "This Device on Hat or Helmet means U. S. MARINES" vintage poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original “This Device on Hat or Helmet means U. S. MARINES” vintage poster. Archivally linen-backed in excellent condition. No paper loss an...
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1910s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

"All About Eve" - 50th Anniversary original movie poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original “All About Eve” Happy 50th Anniversary vintage movie poster. Archivally linen backed in excellent condition, ready to frame. All About Eve, the classic 1950 Joseph L. Ma...
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Early 2000s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Offset

Original "Fire Away! Buy Extra Bonds, 5th War Loan" vintage submarine poster.
Located in Spokane, WA
Original World War 2 Fire Away! Buy Extra Bonds. Linen backed. Color poster of two sailors on a Navy ship at sea. One sailor uses a searchlight, and the other is looking through binoculars. The sailors wear blue jackets and knitted "watch caps". A U.S. flag can be seen on the ship deck below. "In memory, U.S.S. Dorado"--At the upper left corner of the picture. Logo near the bottom of the poster: "5th 'V' War Loan". Artist George Schrieber (1904-1977) designed this war bond poster after the U.S.S. Dorado, a Gato-class submarine, was sunk off the coast of Cuba by a German land mine. Georges Schreiber (1904-1977) commemorates the sinking of the USS Dorado submarine in this 1944 War Bonds poster entitled Fire Away for the Fifth War Loan. Schreiber sailed aboard the ship in the summer of 1943 and had a personal connection to the tragedy. USS Dorado (SS-248) was a Gato-class submarine. Her keel was laid down on 27 August 1942 by the Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut and was commissioned on 28 August 1943 under the command of Lieutenant Commander Earle Caffrey Schneider. The USS Dorado sailed for the Panama Canal for use in the East Asia war effort. The submarine was sunk off the coast of Cuba due to a minefield left by a German-Nazi U Boat. This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1944-O-581636". "WFD 908-A" USS Eldorado (AGC-11) was named after a mountain range in Nevada. The ship was designed as an amphibious force flagship, a floating command post...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Offset

"Your War Savings Pledge, War Savings Stamps" original vintage 1918 poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original World War 1 vintage military poster: YOUR WAR SAVINGS PLEDGE. Archival linen backed, very good condition; ready to frame. For War Savi...
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1910s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Original "Back Our Girls Over There, YWCA vintage WW1 poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original Back Our Girls Over There Y.W.C.A. WW1 antique poster: Linen-backed original Beautiful Y.W.C.A. Telephone operator sitting at the control pane...
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1910s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Original "Think American" USA World War II vintage poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original poster: For a Country Where We Are Still Masters of Our Own Destinies, Let's Be Truly Thankful. Silk-screened patriotism. This is a poster meant to appeal to the American f...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Screen

Olympian Games
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Olympian Games Engraving, 1957 Signed, dated, titled and numbered (see photos) Edition: 25 (7/25) From the first and only edition, probably less than 8 impressions printed Printed by...
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1950s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Engraving

Cathedral of Saint Cyr and Saint Julitta, Nevers
Located in Middletown, NY
Etching on antique cream laid paper, 12 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches (328 x 140 mm), full margins. Signed in pencil, lower margin. Laid down to non-archival board, general age tone and some ma...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Handmade Paper, Laid Paper, Etching

Lescure, Une Tour Des Remparts
Located in Middletown, NY
Etching on antique laid paper, 6 9/16 x 3 15/16 inches (167 x 100 mm), signed and dated in pencil, lower margin. Potentially a trial proof impression aside from the unsigned edition of 1459. Non-archival tape residue along the top and bottom sheet edges, recto, well outside of image area. Scattered handling creases and general scattered soiling in the margins, minor and unobtrusive. [Fletcher 217]. This work was commissioned by The Architectural Forum...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Laid Paper, Handmade Paper, Etching

Laudation of the Art
Located in Middletown, NY
Color etching printed in gradient red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet ink, 8 3/8 x 15 inches (212 x 380 380 x mm), full margins. Signed, titled and numbered 46/100 in pencil, lower margin. Arnold Gross...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Color, Etching, Ink

La Tour D'Horloge, Dinan
Located in Middletown, NY
tching on green-hued antique laid Japon paper, 9 7/16 x 4 1/16 (240 x 104 mm), full margins. Signed, dated and inscribed "Ed. 100 II." One of a total edition on 124 impressions, prin...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Handmade Paper, Laid Paper, Etching

Somewhere in France
Located in Middletown, NY
Etching on antique cream laid paper with a partial watermark (likely Arches), 12 1/8 x 6 1/8 inches (308 x 156 mm), full margins. Signed and dated in pencil in the lower right margin...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Handmade Paper, Laid Paper, Etching

Plumed Serpent, Chichén Itzá
Located in Middletown, NY
A masterful rendering of Kukulkan at the base of the west face of the northern stairway of El Castillo, Chichen Itza. Eching on antique cream laid paper with a partial herladic wate...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Laid Paper, Handmade Paper, Etching

Rodez; The Tower of Notre Dame
Located in Middletown, NY
Etching on antique wove Catalunya-Spain watermarked paper, 12 x 5 inches (305 x 127 mm), full margins. Signed and dated in pencil, lower margin. In excellent condition with light ton...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching, Handmade Paper

Selected Tales of Guy de Maupassant, the complete portfolio
Located in Middletown, NY
Twenty hand-signed, numbered, and titled images based on the selected work of Maupsassant. Portfolio containing 20 lithographs based on selected tales by de Maupassant, printed on h...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Handmade Paper, Lithograph

Gloria, Saint Riquier; The Church of Saint Riquier; Gloria Ecclesiae Antiquae
Located in Middletown, NY
Etching on antique cream laid paper with an "England" watermark; 13 7/8 x 8 5/8 inches (353 x 221 mm), full margins. Signed, dated, titled, numbered "III," and inscribed in pencil. O...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Handmade Paper, Etching, Laid Paper

Colosseum (First State)
Located in Middletown, NY
Copper plate engraving on cream wove paper, 18 1/4 x 13 3/8 (462 x 338 mm), full margins. Signed in pencil, lower right. Edition of 20. First state (of 2). Minor uniform toning, and ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Engraving, Handmade Paper

Sunlight on Stone; Caudebec-en-Caux
Located in Middletown, NY
An extremely scarce impression from the artist's own collection. Etching on watermarked antique laid J Whatman Japon paper, 14 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches ( 368 x 195 mm), full margins. Signe...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Handmade Paper, Laid Paper, Etching

Crucifixion
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Crucifixion Engraving, etching, and ground printed in colors, 1947 Signed, titled and numbered in pencil (see photos) From the second printing by Jon Clemens, master printer in the 1990's Done while the artist was at the Iowa Print Group, MFA Program, University of Iowa . Condition: excellent Image/Plate size: 15 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches Provenance: Estate of the artist Printmaker, painter, and sculptor Ray H...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Engraving

The Church of St. Francis and the Natizone; Cividale
Located in Middletown, NY
1931. Etching on antique laid Japon paper, 10 x 14 13/16 inches (254 x 377 mm), full margins. Signed in pencil and inscribed "Ed. 100" (from a total edition of 128). Third state (of ...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Laid Paper, Handmade Paper, Etching

Saint Catherine's Belfry, Honfleur
Located in Middletown, NY
Etching on elaborately watermarked, antique, cream laid Dard Hunter paper, 13 5/8 x 7 1/78 inches (347 x 181 mm), full margins. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "Ed. 100 II." From...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Laid Paper, Handmade Paper, Etching

Abbeville; St. Vulfran
Located in Middletown, NY
Etching on cream wove Japon paper, 7 3/8 x 7 3/4 inches (188 x 197 mm), full margins. Signed and dated in pencil, lower margin. In excellent condition with some minor surface soiling...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching, Handmade Paper

Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead - Original Handsigned Letterpress set
Located in Paris, FR
Shepard FAIREY (OBEY) and Ernesto YERENA (Ganas) Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Two Original letterpress set (serigraphy) Handsigned in pencil Numbered /250 copies On black ve...
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2010s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Screen

Original "Ring It Again, Third Liberty Loan vintage WW1 poster
Located in Spokane, WA
Original poster: Ring it Again Third Liberty Loan. Buy U. S. Gov't Bonds. World War 1 lithograph poster over 100 years old. It is mounted on acid-free archival linen. It looks l...
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1920s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Lower East Side Tenements Yiddish Barber Shop 1920's Aquatint Etching Judaica
Located in Surfside, FL
Hand signed, numbered and titled. It depicts the old lower east side of New York city with its tenements and different language signes, barber shop poles...
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1920s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Original 'Help RCA help USA, You and I Beat the Promise" vintage WWII poster
Located in Spokane, WA
‘Help RCA Help USA, Beat the Promise, You and I Beat the Promise,’ original WWII antique vintage military poster. In the foreground are two clasped hand...
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1940s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Chris Ware New Yorker Cartoonist Limited Edition Thanksgiving Print NYC
Located in Surfside, FL
This is one print – printed in full color on 15" x 20" heavy cream-colored paper. It is from a limited edition series of 175, the portfolio is hand numbered and hand signed by Chris Ware. the individual prints are not. The page with the hand signature is included here as a photo for reference only it is not included in this sale. Franklin Christenson "Chris" Ware (born December 28, 1967), is an American cartoonist known for his Acme Novelty Library series (begun 1994) and the graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth (2000) and Building Stories (2012). His works explore themes of social isolation, emotional torment and depression. He tends to use a vivid color palette and realistic, meticulous detail. His lettering and images are often elaborate and sometimes evoke the ragtime era or another early 20th-century American design style. Ware often refers to himself in the publicity for his work in self-effacing, even withering tones. He is considered by some critics and fellow notable illustrators and writers, such as Dave Eggers, to be among the best currently working in the medium; Canadian graphic-novelist Seth has said, "Chris really changed the playing field. After him, a lot of [cartoonists] really started to scramble and go, 'Holy [expletive], I think I have to try harder.'" While still a sophomore at UT, Ware came to the attention of Art Spiegelman, who invited Ware to contribute to Raw, the influential anthology magazine Spiegelman was co-editing with Françoise Mouly. Ware has acknowledged that being included in Raw gave him confidence and inspired him to explore printing techniques and self-publishing. His Fantagraphics series Acme Novelty Library defied comics publishing conventions with every issue. Ware's art reflects early 20th-century American styles of cartooning and graphic design, shifting through formats from traditional comic panels to faux advertisements and cut-out toys. Stylistic influences include advertising graphics from that same era; newspaper strip cartoonists Winsor McCay (Little Nemo in Slumberland) and Frank King (Gasoline Alley); Charles Schulz's post-WWII strip Peanuts and the cover designs of ragtime-era sheet music. Ware has spoken about finding inspiration in the work of artist Joseph Cornell and cites Richard McGuire's strip Here as a major influence on his use of non-linear narratives. He is one of the great practitioners who have elevated the graphic novel style along with, Shepard Fairey, Ben Katchor and Robert Crumb. Quimby the Mouse was an early character for Ware and something of a breakthrough. Rendered in the style of an early animation character like Felix the Cat, Quimby the Mouse is perhaps Ware's most autobiographical character. Ware's Building Stories was serialized in a host of different venues. It first appeared as a monthly strip in Nest Magazine. Installments later appeared in a number of publications, including The New Yorker, Kramer's Ergot, and most notably, the Sunday New York Times Magazine. Building Stories appeared weekly in the New York Times Magazine from September 18, 2005 until April 16, 2006. A full chapter was published in Acme Novelty Library, number 18. Another installment was published under the title "Touch Sensitive" as a digital app released through McSweeneys. The entire narrative was published as a boxed set of books by Pantheon in October 2012. Ware was commissioned by Chip Kidd to design the inner machinations of the bird on the cover of Haruki Murakami's novel The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. In 2011, Ware created the poster for the U.S. release of the 2010 Palme d'Or winning film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives by Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Awards and honors Over the years his work garnered several awards, including the 1999 National Cartoonists Society's Award for Best Comic Book for Acme Novelty Library and Award for Graphic Novel for Building Stories. Ware has won numerous Eisner Awards and multiple Harvey Awards. In 2002, Ware became the first comics artist to be invited to exhibit at Whitney Museum of American Art biennial exhibition. With Will Eisner, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Robert Crumb and Gary Panter, Ware was among the artists honored in the exhibition "Masters of American Comics" at the Jewish Museum in New York City, New York, from September 16, 2006 to January 28, 2007. His work was the subject of solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in 2006 and at the University of Nebraska's Sheldon Museum of Art, in 2007. Many famous artists have done covers for the New Yorker Magazine including, Saul Steinberg, Maira Kalman, Art Spiegelman, Francoise Mouly, Charles Addams, Peter Arno, Roz Chast, Ed Koren...
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Early 2000s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Color

Feast of Lights: Hanukkah
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Feast of Lights (Poster) Signed in the stone 17 color lithograph Published by Kennedy Galleries Edition: Unknown edition, signed in the stone There was also a pencil signed edition o...
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1970s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Chris Ware New Yorker Cartoonist Limited Edition Thanksgiving Print NYC
Located in Surfside, FL
This is one print – printed in full color on 15" x 20" heavy cream-colored paper. It is from a limited edition series of 175, the portfolio is hand numbered and hand signed by Chris Ware. the individual prints are not. The page with the hand signature is included here as a photo for reference only it is not included in this sale. Franklin Christenson "Chris" Ware (born December 28, 1967), is an American cartoonist known for his Acme Novelty Library series (begun 1994) and the graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth (2000) and Building Stories (2012). His works explore themes of social isolation, emotional torment and depression. He tends to use a vivid color palette and realistic, meticulous detail. His lettering and images are often elaborate and sometimes evoke the ragtime era or another early 20th-century American design style. Ware often refers to himself in the publicity for his work in self-effacing, even withering tones. He is considered by some critics and fellow notable illustrators and writers, such as Dave Eggers, to be among the best currently working in the medium; Canadian graphic-novelist Seth has said, "Chris really changed the playing field. After him, a lot of [cartoonists] really started to scramble and go, 'Holy [expletive], I think I have to try harder.'" While still a sophomore at UT, Ware came to the attention of Art Spiegelman, who invited Ware to contribute to Raw, the influential anthology magazine Spiegelman was co-editing with Françoise Mouly. Ware has acknowledged that being included in Raw gave him confidence and inspired him to explore printing techniques and self-publishing. His Fantagraphics series Acme Novelty Library defied comics publishing conventions with every issue. Ware's art reflects early 20th-century American styles of cartooning and graphic design, shifting through formats from traditional comic panels to faux advertisements and cut-out toys. Stylistic influences include advertising graphics from that same era; newspaper strip cartoonists Winsor McCay (Little Nemo in Slumberland) and Frank King (Gasoline Alley); Charles Schulz's post-WWII strip Peanuts and the cover designs of ragtime-era sheet music. Ware has spoken about finding inspiration in the work of artist Joseph Cornell and cites Richard McGuire's strip Here as a major influence on his use of non-linear narratives. He is one of the great practitioners who have elevated the graphic novel style along with, Shepard Fairey, Ben Katchor and Robert Crumb. Quimby the Mouse was an early character for Ware and something of a breakthrough. Rendered in the style of an early animation character like Felix the Cat, Quimby the Mouse is perhaps Ware's most autobiographical character. Ware's Building Stories was serialized in a host of different venues. It first appeared as a monthly strip in Nest Magazine. Installments later appeared in a number of publications, including The New Yorker, Kramer's Ergot, and most notably, the Sunday New York Times Magazine. Building Stories appeared weekly in the New York Times Magazine from September 18, 2005 until April 16, 2006. A full chapter was published in Acme Novelty Library, number 18. Another installment was published under the title "Touch Sensitive" as a digital app released through McSweeneys. The entire narrative was published as a boxed set of books by Pantheon in October 2012. Ware was commissioned by Chip Kidd to design the inner machinations of the bird on the cover of Haruki Murakami's novel The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. In 2011, Ware created the poster for the U.S. release of the 2010 Palme d'Or winning film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives by Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Awards and honors Over the years his work garnered several awards, including the 1999 National Cartoonists Society's Award for Best Comic Book for Acme Novelty Library and Award for Graphic Novel for Building Stories. Ware has won numerous Eisner Awards and multiple Harvey Awards. In 2002, Ware became the first comics artist to be invited to exhibit at Whitney Museum of American Art biennial exhibition. With Will Eisner, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Robert Crumb and Gary Panter, Ware was among the artists honored in the exhibition "Masters of American Comics" at the Jewish Museum in New York City, New York, from September 16, 2006 to January 28, 2007. His work was the subject of solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in 2006 and at the University of Nebraska's Sheldon Museum of Art, in 2007. Many famous artists have done covers for the New Yorker Magazine including, Saul Steinberg, Maira Kalman, Art Spiegelman, Francoise Mouly, Charles Addams, Peter Arno, Roz Chast, Ed Koren...
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Chris Ware New Yorker Cartoonist Limited Edition Thanksgiving Print NYC
Located in Surfside, FL
This is one print – printed in full color on 15" x 20" heavy cream-colored paper. It is from a limited edition series of 175, the portfolio is hand numbered and hand signed by Chris Ware. the individual prints are not. The page with the hand signature is included here as a photo for reference only it is not included in this sale. Franklin Christenson "Chris" Ware (born December 28, 1967), is an American cartoonist known for his Acme Novelty Library series (begun 1994) and the graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth (2000) and Building Stories (2012). His works explore themes of social isolation, emotional torment and depression. He tends to use a vivid color palette and realistic, meticulous detail. His lettering and images are often elaborate and sometimes evoke the ragtime era or another early 20th-century American design style. Ware often refers to himself in the publicity for his work in self-effacing, even withering tones. He is considered by some critics and fellow notable illustrators and writers, such as Dave Eggers, to be among the best currently working in the medium; Canadian graphic-novelist Seth has said, "Chris really changed the playing field. After him, a lot of [cartoonists] really started to scramble and go, 'Holy [expletive], I think I have to try harder.'" While still a sophomore at UT, Ware came to the attention of Art Spiegelman, who invited Ware to contribute to Raw, the influential anthology magazine Spiegelman was co-editing with Françoise Mouly. Ware has acknowledged that being included in Raw gave him confidence and inspired him to explore printing techniques and self-publishing. His Fantagraphics series Acme Novelty Library defied comics publishing conventions with every issue. Ware's art reflects early 20th-century American styles of cartooning and graphic design, shifting through formats from traditional comic panels to faux advertisements and cut-out toys. Stylistic influences include advertising graphics from that same era; newspaper strip cartoonists Winsor McCay (Little Nemo in Slumberland) and Frank King (Gasoline Alley); Charles Schulz's post-WWII strip Peanuts and the cover designs of ragtime-era sheet music. Ware has spoken about finding inspiration in the work of artist Joseph Cornell and cites Richard McGuire's strip Here as a major influence on his use of non-linear narratives. He is one of the great practitioners who have elevated the graphic novel style along with, Shepard Fairey, Ben Katchor and Robert Crumb. Quimby the Mouse was an early character for Ware and something of a breakthrough. Rendered in the style of an early animation character like Felix the Cat, Quimby the Mouse is perhaps Ware's most autobiographical character. Ware's Building Stories was serialized in a host of different venues. It first appeared as a monthly strip in Nest Magazine. Installments later appeared in a number of publications, including The New Yorker, Kramer's Ergot, and most notably, the Sunday New York Times Magazine. Building Stories appeared weekly in the New York Times Magazine from September 18, 2005 until April 16, 2006. A full chapter was published in Acme Novelty Library, number 18. Another installment was published under the title "Touch Sensitive" as a digital app released through McSweeneys. The entire narrative was published as a boxed set of books by Pantheon in October 2012. Ware was commissioned by Chip Kidd to design the inner machinations of the bird on the cover of Haruki Murakami's novel The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. In 2011, Ware created the poster for the U.S. release of the 2010 Palme d'Or winning film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives by Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Awards and honors Over the years his work garnered several awards, including the 1999 National Cartoonists Society's Award for Best Comic Book for Acme Novelty Library and Award for Graphic Novel for Building Stories. Ware has won numerous Eisner Awards and multiple Harvey Awards. In 2002, Ware became the first comics artist to be invited to exhibit at Whitney Museum of American Art biennial exhibition. With Will Eisner, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Robert Crumb and Gary Panter, Ware was among the artists honored in the exhibition "Masters of American Comics" at the Jewish Museum in New York City, New York, from September 16, 2006 to January 28, 2007. His work was the subject of solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in 2006 and at the University of Nebraska's Sheldon Museum of Art, in 2007. Many famous artists have done covers for the New Yorker Magazine including, Saul Steinberg, Maira Kalman, Art Spiegelman, Francoise Mouly, Charles Addams, Peter Arno, Roz Chast, Ed Koren...
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Early 2000s American Modern Figurative Prints

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Bernard Sanders, (Abstraction with Sun)
Located in New York, NY
Bernard Sanders (1906-1967) was a master of minimalist prints. In several I've posted the subject is really atmosphere and tension. This could be r...
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Early 20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Bernard Sanders, (Lovers)
Located in New York, NY
Clearly Sanders (1906-1967) was a master at these minimalist figurative prints. It's all about atmosphere and tension. Perhaps reflecting the print here, (Lovers), he, in fact, w...
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Early 20th Century American Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching, Drypoint

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