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Mid-century to Modern Art & Design

Tue, Mar 26, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 262

Concrete Poetry Style Print 1967 - Signed

Estimate: $150 - $300

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Lithograph on pale green paper in the style of Concrete Poetry, 1967. Illegibly signed and dated along the lower right; numbered 7/10 along the lower left.

Concrete Poetry is works that are defined by words, letters, colors, and typefaces in which the graphic space plays the key role in the design and meaning of the artwork. There is no one definition, but the works of Concrete Poetry tend to focus on wordplay as a central motif. Notable artists include Augusto de Campos, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Mary Ellen Solt.

Sight; height: 27 in x width: 19 3/4 in. Matted; height: 33 in x width: 26 in.

Condition

The color is bold and deep. There are handling marks and light creases visible throughout though mainly along the corners. Undulation to the sheet throughout. There is a light spot of soiling to the sheet along the lower right edge. The work is housed between two non-acidic matboard which are affixed together. Due to this the extreme edges and verso of the print have not been inspected. Plastic corner tabs are visible in each corner. The work is not framed.

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