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Michael Knigin Art

American, 1942-2008

Michael Knigin, painter, printmaker, muralist, photographer, and teacher, was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 9, 1942. He received his BFA in 1966 from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia. In 1964 he was awarded a Ford Foundation Grant, which enabled him to study printmaking at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop and collaborate with Rufino Tamayo. Knigin was a full professor at the Pratt Graphic Center in Manhattan between 1967 and 2003. From 1968 through 1972, he also co-owned and directed the Chiron Press where he worked with Andy Warhol, Louise Nevelson, Kenneth Noland, Larry Poons, and Tom Wesselman. In 1974, he served as Art and Technical Director of the Burston Graphics Art Centre in Jerusalem.

In 1988, Knigin was appointed to the NASA Art Team and was sent to the Kennedy Space Center to visually interpret the launch of the space shuttle Discovery. In 1991, Nasa recalled him to interpret the touchdown of the space shuttle Atlantis.

Knigin's works were exhibited widely and are in numerous permanent collections including the Albright-Knox Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Carnegie Mellon Institute, Cooper Hewitt Museum, Library of Congress, McNay Museum, Mexico City Museum of Modern Art, Portland Museum of Art, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Worchester Museum of Art.

With Murray Zimiles, Knigin co-authored The Technique of Fine Art Lithography in 1969, and Contemporary Lithographic Workshops around the World in 1974.

Michael J. Knigin died on January 19, 2011.

(Biography provided by MGH Discovered Art)
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Artist: Michael Knigin
"Actor, After Kunishige," Original Color Lithograph AP signed by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Actor, After Kunishige" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin. The artist signed the piece lower right and titled it lower left. This piece features a figure in a tradit...
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

1967 "Abstract 4" Ink Brush Drawing NYC Artist Michael Knigin Mid Century
By Michael Knigin
Located in Arp, TX
Michael Knigin Abstract 4 1967 Ink brush drawing on paper 10.5"x14" unframed $675 Signed and dated in ink lower right Came from artist's estate *Custom framing available for addition...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Michael Knigin Art

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India Ink, Paper

1967 "Abstract 7" Ink Brush Drawing NYC Artist Michael Knigin Mid Century
By Michael Knigin
Located in Arp, TX
Michael Knigin Abstract 7 1967 Ink brush drawing on paper 10.5"x14" unframed $675 Signed and dated in ink lower left Came from artist's estate *Custom framing available for additiona...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Michael Knigin Art

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Paper, India Ink

"Boldest Flyer," Lithograph, 1980
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: Boldest Flyer Year: 1980 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 250 Size: 33 x 24 inches
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1980s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

1967 "Abstract 18" Ink Brush Drawing NYC Artist Michael Knigin Mid Century
By Michael Knigin
Located in Arp, TX
Michael Knigin Abstract 18 1967 Ink brush drawing on paper 10.5"x14" unframed Signed and dated in ink lower right Came from artist's estate *Custom framing available for additional ...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Michael Knigin Art

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Paper, India Ink

Private Showing, Pop Art Acrylic Painting by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: Private Showing Year: 1990 Medium: Acrylic and Enamel on Canvas on board, signed, titled and dated verso Size: 24 x 52 inches
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1990s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Enamel

White Irises, Large Painting by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: White Irises Year: circa 1989 Medium: Acrylic on canvas Size: 72 x 80 inches
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1980s Contemporary Michael Knigin Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Broken Silence
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: Broken Silence Year: 1990 Medium: Acrylic on canvas mounted on board, signed verso Size: 60 in. x 36 in. (152.4 cm x 91.44 cm)
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1980s Contemporary Michael Knigin Art

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Acrylic

Eye of the Storm
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: Eye of the Storm Year: 1971 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 136/200 Size: 22 x 28.5 in. (55.88 x 72....
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Screen

Guilded Native, Pop Art Acrylic Painting by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: Guilded Native Year: 1988 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed and dated in pencil Size: 84 x 45 inches
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1980s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Enamel

"Thunder & Shower I, After Yoshitaki" Color Lithograph signed by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Thunder & Shower I, After Yoshitaki" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin from his Japanese suite. The artist signed the piece lower right and titled it lower left. Thi...
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

The White Lily, Acrylic Painting by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: The White Lily Year: 1976 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Size: 50 in. x 50 in. (127 cm x 127 cm)
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1970s Contemporary Michael Knigin Art

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Acrylic

1967 "Abstract 8" Ink Brush Drawing NYC Artist Michael Knigin Mid Century
By Michael Knigin
Located in Arp, TX
Michael Knigin Abstract 8 1967 Ink brush drawing, with acrylic paint on paper 10.5"x14" unframed $675 Signed and dated in ink lower left Came from artist's estate *Custom framing ava...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Michael Knigin Art

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Paper, India Ink

Regal Chief
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Regal Chief Michael Knigin, American (1942–2011) Date: 1979 Screenprint, signed, numbered, dated, and titled in pencil Edition of AP Image Size: 18 x 25.5 inches Size: 21.5 x 29.5 in...
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1990s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Screen

Perfect Witness
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Perfect Witness Michael Knigin, American (1942–2011) Date: 1999 Lithograph, Signed and Numbered in Pencil Edition of 80 Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm)
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1990s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

1967 Abstract 2 Purple and Yellow" Mid Century Watercolor Abstract
By Michael Knigin
Located in Arp, TX
Michael Knigin Abstract 2 Purple and Yellow 1967 Ink brush and watercolor on paper 8.25"x11" unframed $675 Signed and dated in ink lower left Came from artist's estate *Custom framin...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Michael Knigin Art

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

1967 "Abstract 1 Orange and Yellow" Mid Century Watercolor Abstract
By Michael Knigin
Located in Arp, TX
Michael Knigin Abstract 1 Orange and Yellow 1967 Ink brush and watercolor on paper 8.25"x11" unframed Signed and dated in ink lower right Came from artist's estate *Custom framing a...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Michael Knigin Art

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

1967 "Abstract 4 Pink, Blue and Yellow" Mid Century Watercolor Abstract
By Michael Knigin
Located in Arp, TX
Michael Knigin Abstract 4 Pink, Blue and Yellow 1967 Ink brush and watercolor on paper 8.25"x11" unframed $675 Signed and dated in ink lower right Came from artist's estate *Custom f...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Michael Knigin Art

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

1967 "Abstract 3 Blue and Purple" Mid Century Watercolor Abstract
By Michael Knigin
Located in Arp, TX
Michael Knigin Abstract 3 Blue and Purple 1967 Ink brush and watercolor on paper 8.25"x11" unframed $675 Signed and dated in ink lower right Came from artist's estate *Custom framing...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Michael Knigin Art

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

1967 "Abstract 1" Ink Brush Drawing NYC Artist Michael Knigin Mid Century
By Michael Knigin
Located in Arp, TX
Michael Knigin Abstract 1 1967 Ink brush drawing on paper 10.5"x14" unframed Signed and dated in ink lower right Came from artist's estate
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Michael Knigin Art

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Paper, India Ink

Silkscreen Surrealist Pop Art Print "Pas De Deux"
By Michael Knigin
Located in Surfside, FL
Print without matte is 19" X 13". Michael Knigin was born in 1942 in Brooklyn, NY. He attended and graduated from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. He received a Ford Founda...
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21st Century and Contemporary 85 New Wave Michael Knigin Art

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Screen

Fiery Idol
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: Fiery Idol Year: 1978 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP Size: 29.5 x 20 in. (74.93 x 50.8 cm)
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Screen

Art Deco 1925
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: Art Deco 1925 Year: 1980 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP Size: 33.5 x 21 in. (85.09 x 53.34 cm)
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1980s Art Deco Michael Knigin Art

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Screen

"Silent Witness," Pop Art Color Lithograph of Fish signed by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Silent Witness" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin. It features a striped blue-and-yellow fish and the New York skyline. The artist signed the piece lower right and t...
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

Woman with Umbrella
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
A painting by Michael Knigin from around 1980. A multi-media collage mixing traditional Japanese illustrations with contemporary urban photographic imagery. Signed and numbered in pe...
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1980s Contemporary Michael Knigin Art

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Acrylic, Canvas

"Sambaso after Hirosada" from "Osaka Series," Color Lithograph by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Sambaso After Hirosada" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin from his Osaka series. This lithograph features a portrait of a traditional Japanese man in front of the Ne...
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

"Seba after Hiroshige" from "Japanese Suite," Color Lithograph by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Seba after Hiroshige" is an original color lithograph from the Japanese Suite by Michael Knigin. The artist signed the piece lower right and titled it lower left. This is the artist...
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

Graceful Touch I
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: Graceful Touch I Year: 1984 Medium: Serigraph, signed in pencil Edition: AP Size: 21.5 x 35 in. (54.61 x 88.9 cm)
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1980s Abstract Michael Knigin Art

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Screen

Majestic Manner
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: Majestic Manner Year: 1986 Medium: Screenprint, signed, numbered, dated, and titled in pencil Edition: 32/68 Image Size: 20.25 x...
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Screen

"In Real Form," Original Pop Art Color Lithograph signed by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"In Real Form" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin. The artist signed the piece lower right and titled and wrote the edition number (A/P) lower left. This piece feature...
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1980s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

"Lion Dancer After Hirosada," Lithograph from "Osaka Series" by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Lion Dancer After Hirosada" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin from his "Osaka" series. The artist signed the piece lower right and titled it lower left. This is the ...
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

Romantic Lead
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: Romantic Lead Year: 1978 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP Size: 29.5 x 14 in. (74.93 x 35.56 cm)
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Screen

"Boldest Native," Original Color Lithograph AP signed by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Boldest Native" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin. This piece features a pile of apples with abstract textures. The artist signed the piece lower right and titled it...
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1980s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

"The Reflection of Sugatami After Utamaro," Color Lithograph by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"The Reflection of Sugatami After Utamaro" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin. The artist signed the piece lower right and titled it lower left. This piece is an artis...
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

Bare Essence, Pop Art Acrylic Painting by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: Bare Essence Year: 1995 Medium: Acrylic & enamel on linen, signed, titled and dated verso Size: 27 x 36 inches
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1990s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Canvas, Acrylic, Board

"Final Spring," Original Color Lithograph of a Fish signed by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Final Spring" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin. The artist signed and titled lower center. This piece is an artist's proof and features a brightly colored fish in f...
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1980s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

"Profound Love After Utamaro" Original Color Lithograph signed by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Profound Love After Utamaro" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin. The artist signed the piece lower right and titled it lower left. This is an artist's proof. The piec...
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

The Love Letter after Kunimasa, Painting by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
A painting by Michael Knigin from (date). A multi-media collage mixing traditional Japanese illustrations with contemporary urban photographic imagery. Signed and numbered in pencil,...
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1990s Contemporary Michael Knigin Art

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Canvas

Sign of Power, Pop Art Acrylic Painting by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: Sign of Power Year: 1990 Medium: Acrylic and enamel on canvas, signed and dated in pencil Size: 75 x 53.5 inches Frame Size: 76...
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1990s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Enamel

"Loyal To Me," Original Color Lithograph of a Frog signed by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Loyal To Me" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin. The artist signed and dated the piece lower right and titled it lower left. This piece is eition #235/300. It depicts...
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1980s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

"New Evidence," Original Color Lithograph an Emu & Shoe signed by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"New Evidence" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin. The artist signed & dated the piece lower right and titled it lower left. This is an artist's proof. This artwork fe...
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

"Day Command," Original Color Lithograph of a Fish signed by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Day Command" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin. The artist signed, dated, and titled the piece lower right. This piece is edition 55/255. It depicts a brightly-color...
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1980s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

"In The Clear," Original Color Lithograph AP signed by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"In The Clear" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin. The artist signed, titled, and dated the artwork in lower center. This piece is an artist's proof. It features a she...
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1980s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

Regal Chief, Abstract Screenprint
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: Regal Chief Year: 1979 Medium: Screenprint, signed, numbered, dated, and titled in pencil Edition: AP Image Size: 18 x 25.5 inch...
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Screen

"Advance Notice," Color Lithograph of Nude signed by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Advance Notice" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin. This artwork feature a nude torso and a close-up of a flower petal. The artist signed the piece lower right and ti...
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1980s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

Special Bird III
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: Special Bird III Year: 1978 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: AP Size: 21.5 x 29 in. (54.61 x 73.66 cm)
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Screen

"The Dreamer After Utamaro," Original Color Lithograph signed by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"The Dreamer After Utamaro" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin. The artist signed the piece lower right and titled it lower left. This is an artist's proof. This artw...
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

"Brave Venture," Original Color Lithograph of Geese signed by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Brave Venture" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin. The artist signed the piece lower right, titled it lower left, and wrote the edition number (142/300) in the lower ...
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

"Ohisai After Utamaro," original color lithograph by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Ohisai After Utamaro" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin. The artist signed the piece lower right and titled it lower left. This is the artist's proof. This piece fea...
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

Loyal Pal, Pop Art Acrylic Painting by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: Loyal Pal Year: 1994 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed, titled and dated on stretchers Size: 72 inches, Diameter
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1990s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Enamel

So Concerned, Pop Art Acrylic Painting by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: So Concerned Year: 1992 Medium: Acrylic on canvas on board, signed and dated l.r. Size: 46 x 46 inches
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1980s Contemporary Michael Knigin Art

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Canvas, Acrylic, Board

Be Tender, Pop Art Acrylic Painting by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: Be Tender Year: 1991 Medium: Enamel and Acrylic on Canvas on Board, signed and dated in pencil Size: 48 x 58 inches
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1990s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Board, Canvas, Acrylic

At His Peril, Pop Art Acrylic Painting by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: At His Peril Year: 1994 Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, signed and dated Size: 96 x 40 inches
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1990s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Canvas, Acrylic

Nothing Ventured, Pop Art Acrylic Painting by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Michael Knigin, American (1942 - 2011) Title: Nothing Ventured Year: 1995 Medium: Acrylic & Enamel on Canvas, signed and titled verso Size: 26.5 x 48 inches
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1990s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Enamel

"Sonja, After Hirosada," Giclee Print on Paper after a Litho by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Sonja, After Hirosada" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin. The artist signed and dated the piece lower right and titled it lower left. This piece is edition 16/300. I...
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1970s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

"Royal Applause," Original Color Lithograph AP signed by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Royal Applause" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin. The artist signed the piece lower right and titled it lower left. This piece features two yellow-headed birds. Thi...
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1980s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

Silkscreen Surrealist Pop Art Print "Classy Rebel" Nude Statue and Frog
By Michael Knigin
Located in Surfside, FL
Michael Knigin was born in 1942 in Brooklyn, NY. He attended and graduated from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. He received a Ford Foundation Grant to study fine art lithogra...
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1980s 85 New Wave Michael Knigin Art

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Screen

"Boldest Flyer," Original Color Lithograph signed by Michael Knigin
By Michael Knigin
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Boldest Flyer" is an original color lithograph by Michael Knigin. The artist signed the piece lower right and titled it lower center. This piece features a bright blue and yellow fi...
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1980s Pop Art Michael Knigin Art

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Lithograph

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