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View of Puerto Vallarta

$3,650.00

Description

This work demonstrates Leonard Lehrer’s primacy as a print-maker. Marrying together bold lines with subtle shading, he creates a remarkable three-dimensionality. This image of Puerto Vallarta simultaneously has the character of a line drawing with the aliveness of the hyperrealists. This technique, which you can see in all of his Formal Gardens works, is difficult to achieve successfully in the challenging arena of lithography.

Perhaps more important to Lehrer’s legacy is his interweaving of classical balance and extreme order, on the one hand, with a romantic vision on the other. He was deeply interested in structure and balance and harmony, with the result of great but restrained beauty.

This work was done while Lehrer was the Director of the School of Art at Arizona State University, and where he worked with the legendary print-maker Jules Heller.

This work is part of Lehrer’s Formal Garden series, which also includes “Formal Gardens” (1975), “Pushkin Gardens” (1973), “View of St. Petersburg (1978), “Sabika” (1972), “Royal Garden (Herrenhausen)” (1977), Italianate Garden (1973), and “La Granja de San Ildefonso” (1978).

Lehrer is among the country’s leading print-makers, with works at The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The National Gallery of Art, and The Bibliotheque Nationale de France.

Additional information

Condition

Excellent Condition

Framing

Medium

Lithograph, Print

Signing, Dating, and Titling

Date

Type

Modern Print-Makers

Details

Medium:
Relief print from stone engraving lithograph in black ink on white wove paper
Date:
1978
Signature:
Hand-signed in Pencil by the artist en recto lower right. Titled in pencil by the artist en recto center. Numbered in pencil by the artist en recto lower left.  Bearing the printer’s blindstamp.
Edition:
The 100th impression from the edition of 100.
Framing:
Beautifully framed in a hand-made aluminum frame with forged, seamless corners using the difficult technique popularized by Robert Kulicke in the late 1950s. Behind 99% UV-filtering Plexiglass.
Condition:
Excellent Condition.
Framed Size:
31 in. (w) × 22.25 in. (h) × 1 in. (d)
Exhibition History:
Exhibited at Grant Jacks Incorporated, New York
Literature:
EA Quenson, The Art of Leonard Lehrer (West Germany, 1986), p. 50.
Provenance:
Formerly part of the corporate art collection of the international law firm Akin, Gump in Washington DC.

Price & Purchase

Price:
$3,650