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Beware of the Dog

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Description

Samuel Margolies was an extraordinary story-teller and an extraordinary artist. While he is best known for his pictures of men balancing on girders while building skyscrapers, his true artistry is found in his commentaries on the world around him–as in this work, Beware of the Dog”, depicting a derelict structure, in the shadow of a hire pole filled with electrical wires. The sign, “Beware of the Dog”, being the clearest detail of the work.

“Beware of the Dog” was part of Margolies’ work for the Federal Art Project, for which he worked from 1935 through 1939. The edition size is unknown.

An example of this work is held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Additional information

Medium

Etching, Print

Condition

Excellent Condition

Signing, Dating, and Titling

Framing

Date

Type

Old Etchings

Details

Medium:
Etching on fine natural mould-made paper
Publisher:
Federal Art Project
Date:
c. 1937
Signature:
Hand-signed by the artist, in pencil, en recto lower right. Titled en recto lower center. With the stamp of the Federal Art Project en recto lower left.
Framing:
Custom framed with all conservation materials in black painted Ash behind 99% UV-filtering art glass.
Condition:
Excellent condition. A beautiful impression with deep black ink and full margins.
Framed Size:
16.5 in. (h) × 20.75 in. (w)  × 1.25 in. (d)
Image Size:
6.75 in. (h) x 9.875 in. (w)

Price & Purchase

Price:
$2,000