Medium: original lithograph. This lithograph is from the rare 1954 "Improvisations" portfolio, published by the Artists Equity Association of New York on the occasion of the 1954 Spring Fantasia Masquerade Ball at the Hotel Astor. Leading artists on the New York art scene were invited to contribute original lithographs in the form of advertisements for businesses sponsoring the Artists Equity Association; these sponsors gave the artists complete creative freedom of expression. This impression was printed on light brown tinted laid paper in a limited edition of 2000. Size: 12 x 8 5/8 inches. Signed in the plate (not hand-signed).Condition: the left edge of the sheet has been trimmed.
Medium: original lithograph. Executed for the second volume (1956-57) of very rare Documenti d'Arte d'Oggi, published in Milan by Groupe Espace. The total sheet measures 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (318 x 220mm). Signed in the stone, not hand-signed. Condition: there is minor aging to the paper.
Documenti d'Arte d'Oggi was an ongoing project of the Concrete Art Movement (Movimento arte concreta). This important portfolio consisted of original silkscreens, serigraphs, lithographs, woodcuts and linoleum cuts on various types of paper, compiled into an annual album from 1954-1958. Among the artists represented in this issue were: Aagaard Andersen, Enrico Bordoni, Angelo Bozzola, Guiseppe Capogrossi, Gillo Dorfles, Galliano Mazzon, Gianni Monnet, Bruno Munari, Mario Nigro, Sandro Pessina, Vivaldo Poli, Carol Rama, Regina, Manlio Rho, Nino Di Salvatore, Emilio Scanavino, Tito Varisco, Luigi Veronesi and Simonetta Vigevani Jung. Original prints by most of these artists are rare.
Medium: lithograph. From the "In Memory of My Feelings" portfolio, printed in 1967 on Mohawk Superfine Smooth paper in a limited edition of 2500 and published in New York by The Museum of Modern Art. Signed in the plate (not by hand). Barnett Newman was one of the New York artists invited to contribute original compositions in homage to poet Frank O'Hara (1926-1966) for the "In Memory of My Feelings" project in 1967. The lithograph itself is 12 x 9 inches and the entire sheet is 12 x 18 inches (there is a fold in the middle and the poem is on the left side). Since the full sheet is a bit large for our scanner, the second photo shows most but not quite all of the composition.
Medium: original etching. This impression on laid paper was published in Paris in 1876 by Gazette des Beaux Arts. The plate size is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (108 x 140 mm). Signed in the plate by Giuseppe de Nittis, not hand-signed.
Medium: original etching. Printed on laid paper in 1919 for Genius. Plate size: 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (240 x 190mm). This etching is from GENIUS: Zeitschrift fur Werdende und Alte Kunst, a deluxe art revue founded in 1919 in the aftermath of The First World War. Europe was devastated by the War, both physically and psychologically, and Expressionist art was attempting to create a new artistic idiom. Not signed.
Medium: color woodcut. Catalogue reference: Gabler 44. Printed in Paris and published in 1953 by Editions d'Art d'Aujourd'hui, of Boulogne. Sheet size, including margins: 11 3/4 x 8 1/8 inches (300 x 206 mm). A richly inked impression, as usual from this now rare series. Not signed.Condition: the margins have been trimmed and there is a stain near the bottom left.
Medium: original etching. This impression on laid paper was published in 1913 by Gazette des Beaux Arts. Catalogue reference Sanchez and Seydoux 1913-9. The image size is 4 3/4 x 8 inches (120 x 203 mm) and the full sheet measures 7 x 10 7/8 inches (175 x 275 mm). Not signed.