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Expectant Thistles

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Description

George Biddle was the mastermind behind the Public Works Art Project; it was his petition to FDR for the creation of a national arts program that sparked nationwide interest in government funding of the arts.  This work, depicting donkeys in various states of repose and decay in a loosely American southwestern setting, expresses some of the concerns of the New Deal artists: decay, struggle, rebirth, and the American landscape.  The symbolism of the donkey in the print relates to Biddle’s fascination with the Mexican Muralist movement, to which he was exposed when he toured Mexico with Diego Rivera.

Additional information

Medium

Lithograph

Date

Signing, Dating, and Titling

Framing

Condition

Excellent Condition

Type

Old Etchings

Details

Medium:
Stone lithograph
Date:
1928
Signature:
Signed en recto lower right, with date.  Titled and editioned en recto lower left.
Framing:
Professionally framed in a vintage white oak frame behind 99% UV-filtering art glass using strictly conservation-grade materials.
Condition:
Excellent condition, very nicely inked.
Framed Size:
23 in. (w) x 18 in. (h) x 1 in. (d)

Price & Purchase

Price:
$360