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In Front of the New York Public Library; At the Library; New York Public Library- 1931, Woodcut.

Rose III.51. Edition 20; 2nd state. Signed, titled N.Y. At the Library, dated and numbered 1-XX in pencil.

Image size 11 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches (289 x 216 mm); sheet size 19 7/8 x 14 inches (505 x 356 mm).

A fine, black impression, on handmade cream laid Japan, with full margins (2 3/4 to 5 3/8 inches), in excellent condition.

Collections: New York Public Library, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

SOLD


Abstraction No. 7 (Composition VII)- 1934, Woodcut.

Rose III.93. Edition 20, a proof impression apart from the edition. Signed, dated and titled in pencil.

Image size 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches (241 x 318 mm); sheet size 13 x 18 1/4 inches (330 x 464mm).

A fine, painterly impression with variegated blacks, on off-white wove Japan, with full margins (1 1/8 to 3 1/8 inches). Minor surface soiling in the margins, otherwise in excellent condition. Scarce.

Number 7 in a portfolio of 10 woodcuts entitled It Can't Happen Here published by the artist. Featured with a full page illustration in the Drewes catalogue raisonné, p.119.

Reproduced: American Master Prints from the Betty and Douglas Duffy Collection, The Trust for Museum Exhibitions, Washington, D.C., 1987.

Collections: Bauhaus Archive Museum of Design (Berlin), Brooklyn Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Yale University Art Gallery.

$4500.


Small Forms on Crossing Bands- 1935, Drypoint and Roulette.

Rose I.197. Edition 20. Signed in pencil.

Image size7 1/8 x 10 1/2 inches (181 x 267 mm); sheet size 9 3/8 x 12 1/2 inches (238 x 318 mm).

A fine, rich impression, in warm black ink, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 to 1 3/16 inches), in excellent condition. Scarce.

Collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum.

$2200.

Abstraction, Modernism, Bauhaus, Kandinsky, Movement, Motion

Pointed Shapes and Black Half Moon- 1935, Etching.

Rose I.198. Edition 20. Signed, dated and numbered I-XX in pencil.

Image size 6 x 8 7/8 inches (152 x 225 mm); sheet size 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (222 x 298 mm).

A fine, rich impression, in black ink, with full margins (1 1/4 to 1 5/8 inches), on cream Japan. Scarce.

Reproduced: American Master Prints from the Betty and Douglas Duffy Collection, The Trust for Museum Exhibitions, Washington, D.C., 1987.

Collections: National Gallery of Art (Washington), Smithsonian American Art Museum.

$3000.


Opposed- 1945, Color Woodcut.

Rose III.131. Edition 20. Signed, dated and annotated Pr 1 in pencil.

Image size 9 9/16 x 15 1/16 inches (243 x 383 mm); sheet size 12 x 17 3/4 inches (305 x 451 mm).

A fine impression, on cream wove Japan, with full margins (3/4 to 1 7/8 inches), in excellent condition. Scarce.

Collections: Smithsonian American Art Museum.

$2500.


Twin Formation in Gray- 1982, Color Woodcut.

Rose III.400. Edition 30. Signed, dated and numbered I7/XXX in pencil. Annotated 415 and titled in pencil, in the bottom left sheet edge.

Image size 9 1/8 x 17 7/8 inches (232 x 454 mm); sheet size 14 5/8 x 21 5/8 inches (371 x 549 mm).

A fine impression, with fresh colors, on heavy off-white Japan; full margins (1 3/4 to 3 1/4 inches), in excellent condition. Scarce.

Collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum.

$1800.


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