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Richard Merkin Art

American, 1938-2009
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.
(Biography provided by Graves International Art)
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Artist: Richard Merkin
Oedipus and Luxor
By Richard Merkin
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
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 Mer...
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1980s Contemporary Richard Merkin Art

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A Cigarette that Bears a Lipstick Trace
By Richard Merkin
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed screenprint on Arches paper by American artist Richard Merkin (1938-2009) titled "A Cigarette that Bears a Lipstick Trace", c. 1980. Hand pencil signed by Merkin l...
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1980s Contemporary Richard Merkin Art

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Marilyn Monroe Pop Art 1969 Color Screenprint Richard Merkin
By Richard Merkin
Located in Surfside, FL
Poetry by J.D. REED Artwork by Richard Merkin screenprint in color, 1969, edition 22/50 Published by Bizzaro, Providence, R.I. Richard Marshall Merkin (1938-2009) was an American p...
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1960s Pop Art Richard Merkin Art

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Prince Valiant Pop Art 1969 Color Screenprint Richard Merkin
By Richard Merkin
Located in Surfside, FL
Poetry by J.D. REED Artwork by Richard Merkin screenprint in color, 1969, edition 22/50 Published by Bizzaro, Providence, R.I. Richard Marshall Merkin (1938-2009) was an American p...
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1960s Pop Art Richard Merkin Art

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Stepin Fetchit Pop Art 1969 Color Screenprint Richard Merkin
By Richard Merkin
Located in Surfside, FL
Poetry by J.D. REED Artwork by Richard Merkin screenprint in color, 1969, edition 22/50 Published by Bizzaro, Providence, R.I. of African American interest for collectors. Richard ...
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1960s Pop Art Richard Merkin Art

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Epitaph/Tombstone jack Armstrong Pop Art 1969 Color Screenprint Richard Merkin
By Richard Merkin
Located in Surfside, FL
Poetry by J.D. REED Artwork by Richard Merkin screenprint in color, 1969, edition 22/50 Published by Bizzaro, Providence, R.I. Richard Marshall Merkin (1938-2009) was an American p...
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1960s Pop Art Richard Merkin Art

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Fitz. in Hollywood
By Richard Merkin
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed screenprint on cream wove paper by American artist Richard Merkin (1938-2009) titled "Fitz. in Hollywood", c. 1980. Hand pencil signed and numbered by Merkin lower...
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1980s Contemporary Richard Merkin Art

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#9 Geeks and Gargoyles (for Nelson Algren)
By Richard Merkin
Located in Surfside, FL
#9 Geeks and Gargoyles (for Nelson Algren) Mixed Media and Collage Provenance: Obelisk Gallery, Boston, 1967 (label verso) the word Chicago is featured prominently in this piece....
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1960s Richard Merkin Art

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Mixed Media

Just for Laughs, by Richard Merkin
By Richard Merkin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Just For Laughs You're With Me Night and Day by Richard Merkin, American (1938–2009) Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition of 62/250 Image Size: 18 x 24.25 inches Size: ...
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1970s Contemporary Richard Merkin Art

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Kansas City Monarchs, by Richard Merkin
By Richard Merkin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Merkin, American (1938 - 2009) Title: Kansas City Monarchs Year: circa 1977 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 250 Image Size: 18.5 x 26.5 inc...
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1970s Contemporary Richard Merkin Art

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Lithograph

Cincinnati Underworld
By Richard Merkin
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Richard Merkin, American (1938 - 2009) Title: Cincinnati Underworld Year: circa 1970 Medium: Silkscreen, Signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 170/250 Size: 20 in. x 16 in. ...
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1970s Contemporary Richard Merkin Art

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Art and perfume Tuxedo Pop Art Color Screenprint Richard Merkin
By Richard Merkin
Located in Surfside, FL
This is an original vintage unsigned screenprint. from the publisher. Every Day is D-Day Under the El, with a collage of ol potos of Paris France. Richard Marshall Merkin (1938-2009)...
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1960s Pop Art Richard Merkin Art

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Stepin Fetchit Pop Art 1969 Color Screenprint Richard Merkin
By Richard Merkin
Located in Surfside, FL
Poetry by J.D. REED Artwork by Richard Merkin screenprint in color, 1969, edition 22/50 Published by Bizzaro, Providence, R.I. of African American interest for collectors. Richard ...
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1960s Pop Art Richard Merkin Art

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Marilyn Monroe Pop Art 1969 Color Screenprint Richard Merkin
By Richard Merkin
Located in Surfside, FL
Poetry by J.D. REED Artwork by Richard Merkin screenprint in color, 1969, edition 22/50 Published by Bizzaro, Providence, R.I. Richard Marshall Merkin (1938-2009) was an American p...
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1960s Pop Art Richard Merkin Art

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Prince Valiant Pop Art 1969 Color Screenprint Richard Merkin
By Richard Merkin
Located in Surfside, FL
Poetry by J.D. REED Artwork by Richard Merkin screenprint in color, 1969, edition 22/50 Published by Bizzaro, Providence, R.I. Richard Marshall Merkin (1938-2009) was an American p...
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1960s Pop Art Richard Merkin Art

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Epitaph/Tombstone jack Armstrong Pop Art 1969 Color Screenprint Richard Merkin
By Richard Merkin
Located in Surfside, FL
Poetry by J.D. REED Artwork by Richard Merkin screenprint in color, 1969, edition 22/50 Published by Bizzaro, Providence, R.I. Richard Marshall Merkin (1938-2009) was an American p...
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1960s Pop Art Richard Merkin Art

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Richard Merkin art for sale on 1stDibs

Find wide variety of authentic Richard Merkin art available for sale on 1stDibs. You can find work that includes elements of orange, blue and other colors if you are browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom. You can also browse by medium to find art by Richard Merkin in screen print, canvas, crayon and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th Century and is mostly associated with the Pop Art style. Not every interior allows for large Richard Merkin art, so small editions measuring 16 inches across are available. Customers interested in this artist might also find the work of John Grillo, Ronald Brooks Kitaj and Harvey Daniels. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $680 and tops out at $4,500, while the average work can sell for $750.

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