Yaacov Gipstein Agam | Star of Peace | | KODNER GALLERY
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Josef Albers, Hommage to the Square (Set of Six Cards), 1960
Set of six cards, framed, signed in notecard
a) Yellow Hommage to the Square, 7 x 7 inches, screenprint, unsigned
Position: Upper Left Mount
Poor condition including creasing, spot soiling, discoloration
b) Variations (Blue, Black, Grey), 6 ½ x 8 ½ inches, screenspot, unsigned
Position: Upper Center
c) Variations (Orange, Ochre), 6 ¾ x 6 ¾ inches, screenprint, unsigned
Position: Upper Right
d) Variations (Black, Blue, White, Gray), 8 x 8 inches, screenprint, unsigned
Position: Lower Left
Discolorations to paper, wrinkling of paper
e) Variations (Yellow, Blue, Gray), 8 x 8 inches, screenprint, unsigned
Position: Lower Right
Discolorations to paper due to acidity
f) Handwritten Note by the Artist, on reverse side of “Sanctuary” Print, 3 ½ x 6 inches
Position: Lower Center
Signature attributed to artist
Color Lithograph on HMP Waterleaf Handmade Paper, 31 1/2 x 21 1/3 in. (80 x 54.2 cm)
Inscribed Lower Left;
"B.A.T. for John; artist and printer"
"Thank You, HF"
Bon a Tirer (B.A.T.): Bon á tirer (BAT). Bon á tirer means “good to pull.” This is the first perfect impression of the work and the one that will be used to judge all other impressions in the edition. The BAT indicates the artist’s authorization to proceed with the edition; it is signed or initialed by the artist. All further impressions are compared to the BAT for quality. Any impression deviating from the BAT is destroyed.
Claes Oldenburg | Colossal Flashlight in Place of Hoover Dam | 1982 | KODNER GALLERY
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Claes Oldenburg, Pickaxe (Spitzhacke) Superimposed on a Drawing of the Site by E.L. Grimm, 1982
Color Photogravure, Etching, and Spitbite Aquatint on Paper, 6 7/16 x 10 1/8 in. (16.4 x 25.7 cm)
Cat. Raisonne: Axsom 180
Published by: Documenta Foundation, Kassl, Germany; Multiples, NY
"Pick Axe Superimposed on a Drawing of the Site by E.L. Grimm" is Oldenburg's graphic interpretation of a site specific sculpture titled "Spitzhacke" (Pick Axe), which was commissioned the the city of Kassel, Germany for "Documenta 7" in 1982. The sculpture measures 36 ft. 9 in. x 44 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 8 in. "Documenta" is an international exhibition in Kassel that occurs every 5 years. The sculpture is now part of the city's collection of public works.
Emil Ludwig Grimm was the younger brother of Jacob and Willem Grimm, the famed "Brothers Grimm". He was an artist and illustrator. A drawing from 1822 by E.L. Grimm was discovered at the Bruder Grimm Museum in Kassel that depicted the location where the Oldenburg sculpture was to be installed. Virtually unchanged, the drawing was photogravured and used by Oldenburg to create this etching, published in conjuction with the debut of the sculpture.
The platemark of the image is only 6-1/2 x 10-1/8 inches but is printed on a large sheet of paper. The print is pencil signed, dated and numbered in the lower margin.
Bridget Riley (b. 1931)
screenprint in colours, 1982, on watermarked BFK Rives paper, signed, titled and dated in pencil, from the unnumbered (as issued) edition of 260, published by the Print Club of Cleveland, with their blindstamp, the full sheet, in good condition, framed
Norman Percevel Rockwell | Barbershop Quartet | | KODNER GALLERY
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Norman Percevel Rockwell, Can't Wait, 1972
Color Lithograph, 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
Norman Rockwell (1894 to 1978) Can't Wait, 1972 Calendar Illustration for the Boy Scouts of America for Brown & Bigelow Co. 1972 Media print lithograph on paper
This limited edition offset print is an image rendered by Norman Rockwell entitled Can't Wait for the Boys Scouts of America. The print was used for the Boy Scouts of America 1972 calendar illustration. This print is a depiction of a Cub Scout trying on a very large Boy Scout uniform anticipating wearing one someday. The print has rich vibrant colors with a white border in pristine condition and has not been conserved. An outstanding features of this print is in Norman Rockwell's eye for detail that engages the viewer. The print measures 14 X 11 inches and is hand signed by Norman Rockwell at the bottom in permanent marker.
In 1924, Rockwell began painting what would become a half-century of calendar images for the Boys Scouts of America. Each of these featured a scouting-themed painting using models from his successive home towns of New Rochelle, New York, Arlington, Vermont, and Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The yearly calendar was published by Brown & Bigelow, one of the nation's largest calendar publishers, today the Boys Scouts of America own a sizable portion of the fifty-two calendar scenes which Rockwell painted.