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Richard Merkin
Design for Departure

Circa: 1980

US$850Asking Price

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An original signed screenprint on light-grey wove paper by American artist Richard Merkin (1938-2009) titled "Design for Departure", c. 1980. Hand pencil signed and numbered by Merkin lower left. Limited edition: 88/160. Printed by Brand X Editions, New York, NY. Printer's blindstamp/chopmark lower right. Sheet size" 29" x 34.5". Image size: 23.75" x 31.25". Some light creasing in upper and lower right margins, near edges. This work is in otherwise excellent condition. In overall very good condition. 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.

Details

  • Creator
    Richard Merkin (1938 - 2009, American)
  • Creation Year
    Circa: 1980
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29 in. (73.66 cm)Width: 34.5 in. (87.63 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Saint Augustine, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1212571212

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