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My Wife Sally - 1934, Drypoint.

Lunn 5. Edition 100. Signed, dated and numbered 30/100 in pencil.

Image size 5 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches (143 x 210 mm); sheet size 13 1/8 x 14 7/8 inches (333 x 378 mm).

A superb, richly inked impression, in dark brown ink with delicate overall plate tone, on off-white wove paper, with full margins (2 7/8 to 4 5/8 inches), in excellent condition.

$3500. (HOLD)


Little Girl - 1936, Drypoint.

Lunn 11. Edition 60. Signed, dated and numbered 22/60 in pencil.

Image size 8 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches (222 x 121 mm); sheet size 14 7/8 x 13 1/8 inches (378 x 333 mm).

A superb impression, in warm black ink with delicate overall plate tone, on off-white wove paper, with wide margins (2 5/8 to 4 1/8 inches), in excellent condition.

$4500.


Crescent Moon in Evening Sky - 1951, Monotype.

Unique. Signed and dated in pencil, in the image, center left. Signed and titled in ink, bottom left margin, verso.

Image size 11 5/8 x 18 inches (295 x 457 mm); sheet size 12 x 18 inches (378 x 457 mm).

A fine, richly inked, painterly impression, with fresh colors, on heavy cream wove Japan paper; the full sheet, trimmed by the artist, to, or just outside the image area. In excellent condition; the oil based paints naturally toning the margins.

Avery has applied complimentary pastel color within the light areas of the composition, orange rose in the sky and sea green in the water, to resonate with the darker oil base colors and so charge the work with energy and mystery. Spontaneous and elemental, this signature work supports the ongoing revaluation of the artist as one of American art’s great modernist innovators.

SOLD


Rooster - 1953, Color Woodcut.

Lunn 50. Edition 100. Signed and dated in pencil.

Image size 9 9/16 x 7 1/4 inches (243 x 184 mm); sheet size 12 x 9 inches (305 x 229 mm).

A fine, painterly impression, with fresh colors, on cream wove Japan, with full margins (3/4 to 1 1/2 inches), in excellent condition.

Published by Collectors of American Art, New York.

Collections: Whitney Museum of American Art, NYPL.

$5000.


Dancer - 1954, Woodcut.

Edition 25 (black and white), 25 (black and red). Signed, dated and numbered 6/25 in pencil.

Image size 11 15/16 x 9 5/8 inches (303 x 244 mm); sheet size 17 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches (454 x 302 mm).

A superb impression, on cream wove Japan, with full margins (1 to 3 1/8 inches), in excellent condition.

Collections: Whitney Museum of American Art, NYPL.

SOLD


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