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Checkerboard - No. 2
1930, Relief Prints.
Edition not stated. Signed in ink on the back cover.
Image size from 2 11/16 x 3 5/8 inches (68 x 92 mm) to 4 x 6 inches (102 x 152 mm); sheet size 9 x 5 15/16 inches (223 x 151 mm).
Fine impressions, on cream wove paper; light toning to the sheet edges, otherwise in excellent condition.
Weyhe Gallery exhibition catalogue: 16 pages (stapled wraps) with 7 original relief prints, a chronological list of Gag’s etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts, a lengthy biography, and a list of books illustrated by the artist. The original prints are: Skunk Cabbage (Winnan 75 ), Cats at the Window (Winnan 77), Book Case (Winnan 69), Departure (Winnan 47), Paper Cutter (Winnan 67), Kitchen Shelf (Winnan 48), and Rotary Press (Winnan 68). These prints were not editioned, with the exception of Cats at the Window, Departure, and Kitchen Shelf.
of Our Lord
Winnan 112. Edition 40, only 12 printed. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. Initialed W in the stone, lower left.
Image size 9 7/8 x 13 inches (251 x 330 mm); sheet size 11 7/8 x 16 inches (302 x 406 mm).
A fine impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (7/8 to 1 3/4 inch), in excellent condition. Printed in 1937 by George Miller.
An important social protest image, rare in Gag's oeuvre, created for the American Artist Congress in 1937. Scarce.
Collections: Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow; Library of Congress; Philadelphia Museum of Art.