Original 1930 color lithograph poster designed by Dean Jon (1900-1985) of the gorgeous French singer and actress, Jane Marny. The large poster measures 62.75" by 46.75" (118.7 cm by 159.4 cm). Printed by H. Chachoin of Paris. Good condition with little or no fading. Marny was a leading French singer of the 1930's. She appeared in 5 movies, including Jean Anouilh’s “Cavalcade d’Amour” (1940), “La Fortune” (1931) and “Paris-Soleil” (1932). This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Original 2004 Sol LeWitt lithograph and aquatint published by Landfall Press, Inc., Santa Fe, NM. Edition size 30, Edition XXII/xxx, signed and numbered in pencil. Measures 36 x 36 inches. Framed by the Chester Gallery, Chester, CT, which was Sol's favorite gallery (he had a home in Chester). Excellent condition. Original Chester Gallery receipt enclosed. Sol LeWitt was born in Hartford, CT, to a family of Jewish immigrants from Russia. His mother took him to art classes at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford. After receiving a BFA from Syracuse University in 1949, LeWitt traveled to Europe where he was exposed to Old Master painting. Shortly thereafter, he served in the Korean War, first in California, then Japan, and finally Korea. LeWitt moved to New York City in 1953 and set up a studio on the Lower East Side, in the old Ashkenazi Jewish settlement on Hester Street. During this time he studied at the School of Visual Arts while also pursuing his interest in design at Seventeen Magazine, where he did paste-ups, mechanicals, and photostats. In 1955, he was a graphic designer in the office of architect I.M. Pei for a year. Around that time, LeWitt also discovered the work of the late 19th-century photographer Eadweard Muybridge, whose studies in sequence and locomotion were an early influence. These experiences, combined with an entry-level job as a night receptionist and clerk he took in 1960 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, would influence LeWitt's later work. To learn more about the artist go to http://SolLewittCollection.com
A. Vuillemin 1857 geographic map of France. Each province is illustrated and described along both sides. Beautifully mounted and framed. This item is on display in our gallery at OLD SAYBROOK ANTIQUES CENTER and can be seen by visiting 756 MIDDLESEX AVE OLD SAYBROOK, CT 06475. Open Daily 10am-4pm www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Vintage Jasper Johns signed Flags 1, 1973 lithograph poster for the 1991 Leo Castelli Collection Print Retrospective at Brenau College, Gainesville, GA. Artist's proof number 7 of 7 at left; signed at right; annotated For Leo at center. Some minor creasing which is clearly shown in one of the detail images. The image measures 23 x 29 inches and the frame measures 31 x 37 inches.
John L. Doyle's "The Great Human Race" / Portfolio Three / Merchants and Traders. Original lithographs and monochrome proofs. We show photos of part of the folio. This folio is number 150 of 225, and consists of 17 of the original 20 prints (8 lithographs on BFK Rives paper and 9 monochrome proofs on handmade paper). Each print is signed, numbered and titled by the artist, and stamped and signed on the back by the printer, Roland Poska, Fishy Whale Press. The lithographs: Hausa Trader; Tiauguiz; Kasuwa; Merchant Banker; Pedlar; Mercato; Bazar; and Nieu-Shih. The monochromes: Hausa Trader; Tiauguiz; Kasuwa; Merchant Banker; Pedlar; Mercato; Bazar; Nieu-Shih; and Pochteca. John L. Doyle was born in Chicago Illinois in 1939. He received his bachelors degree at the Art Institute of Chicago, and his masters degree at Northern Illinois University. John L. Doyle's art reflects his fascination with the human condition. For over a decade, previous to creating the art displayed below, Doyle studied ethnology and anthropology. The product of this study is a visual recording of what Doyle learned and set down in drawings. The drawings became the foundation for a series of lithographs which developed into a life's work art project which Doyle titled The Great Human Race. The art visually records categorical statements about civilization. The presentation is about the cultural development of particular disciplines. Doyle has had more than 50 one man national exhibitions, participated in more than 30 national and international group exhibitions, and is the recipient of more than 32 awards, including purchase prizes. He is listed in Who's Who in American Art. John Doyle died on March 14, 2010 in Burnesville, North Carolina