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Neptune Washington -  ADAMS

Neptune Washington
RON ADAMS
African American, (1934-2020)
Lithograph, 1996, edition 70. 30 1/8 x 22 1/4 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed to the edges of the sheet. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Adams was born in Detroit and studied at UCLA, the University of New Mexico and elsewhere. In addition to being a gifted draughtsman and lithographer, Adams became a successful printer. He became a master printer at Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles and later moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he founded Hand Graphics, Ltd.; a successful printing company. There he collaborated with Judy Chicago, John Biggers and Charles White, among many other artists. This print was published as part of the Resounding Heart portfolio.
$3,000

Directed Movement (Gerichte Beweging) -  ALKEMA

Directed Movement (Gerichte Beweging)
WOBBE ALKEMA
Dutch, (1900-1984)
Etching and aquatint, 1931, Bool/Petersen G42; small edition. 5 1/4 x 5 5/8 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed, "Aug. 1931." This is a fine impression of this rare and exceptional print. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. Apart from a few early printings as we have here, the plate was reprinted in 1974 with different colors across about thirty-seven impressions. Alkema is best known for his connections with the Belgian constructivist artists including Jozef Peeters and Felix de Boeck. Stylistically here, Kandinsky comes to mind.
$1,800

Untitled (Zonder Titel) -  ALKEMA

Untitled (Zonder Titel)
WOBBE ALKEMA
Dutch, (1900-1984)
Drypoint, 1930, Bool/Petersen G39; edition only 6 plus a few proofs. 4 x 4 1/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a sturdy cream wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from a couple of printing creases in the lower margin and occasional soiling. Ex-collection: Jan Altink (1885-1971), the prominent de Ploeg artist.
$1,400

Geometric Abstraction -  ALKEMA

Geometric Abstraction
WOBBE ALKEMA
Dutch, (1900-1984)
Linoleum cut highlighted with white, circa 1958, edition unknown. 4 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. Initialed in ink, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on gray paper and attached to a blue support sheet. The margins are trimmed to just outside the image most likely by the artist. The condition is fine. Throughout his career Alkema remained focused on the art of geometric abstraction in painting as well as printmaking. Alkema was a member of de Ploeg for only a a year or so. He was more aligned with the Belgian artists who worked in his style.
$1,100

Nude (Naakt) -  BIELING

Nude (Naakt)
HERMAN F. BIELING
Dutch, (1887-1964)
Woodcut (linocut?), 1920, edition unknown. 17 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. Signed, titled and dated in ink. Printed by the artist and so inscribed. This is a superb impression of the large work. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Bieling was a Rotterdam artist who founded an artistic group called "De Branding" (meaning surf or breakers in Dutch). He had connections with art groups including De Stijl and Der Sturm. Bieling was also an organizer of shows which included his work and those by Kurt Schwitters, Piet Mondriaan and many other cutting edge artists. He was an active proponent of modernism in Dutch painting and printmaking during the 1920s and 1930s. Much of his work was lost during a major fire in his studio in 1930.
$1,200

Dancers (Danseres) -  BIELING

Dancers (Danseres)
HERMAN F. BIELING
Dutch, (1887-1964)
Linoleum cut, 1922, small edition. 12 1/2 x 9 in. Signed, titled and dated in ink. Here we have a fine impression printed on a thin light tan paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from slight wrinkling along the left edge of the sheet. Often, as we see here, Bieling's images are comprised of dynamic geometric forms and lines to enhance the overall composition and primary subject.
$800

Nude (Naakt)  -  BIELING

Nude (Naakt)
HERMAN F. BIELING
Dutch, (1887-1964)
Linoleum cut, 1920, edition unknown. 14 1/2 x 7 3/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in ink. Printed by the artist and so inscribed. This is a fine, rich impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from minor handling creases in the margins. Bieling did a series of these nude figure studies in the 1920s.
$900

Ivory Medicine Box (Pharmacie Ivoire) -  BUHOT

Ivory Medicine Box (Pharmacie Ivoire)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, 1885, Bourcard-Goodfriend 13 (ii/IV?); edition unknown. 7 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil and also signed with the artist's large red owl stamp (Lugt 977). This is a fine impression of this uncommon print. The paper is a thick Japanese paper. This is likely and intermediate second state, with the shading complete but before annotations were added in three of the four corners. This exquisite work is from Buhot's Japonism series based on several objects in the collection of Philippe Burty.
SOLD

City Canyon -  CALAPAI

City Canyon
LETTERIO CALAPAI
American, (1902-1993)
Wood engraving, 1950, edition 75. 10 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. Initialed in the block, lower right. Signed and titled in pencil and also inscribed "artist's proof." This is a fine impression with substantial margins. The condition is fine. The artist's embossed stamp is in the lower right.
$800

Hornets -  DEMUS

Hornets
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond drypoint, 1989, de Heer 202, edition 30. 5 1/8 x 5 7/8 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. Also inscribed, "II ├ęt" (2nd state). This is a fine impression with wide margins. The condition is excellent. "I embarked on this engraving on my thirtieth birthday, in a mood that was bad-tempered and humorous, already beyond desperation, with the sting of Aristophanes." (JD)
$850

Woodcuts, Ploeg, 1927 (Houtsneden, Ploeg, 1927) -  DIJKSTRA

Woodcuts, Ploeg, 1927 (Houtsneden, Ploeg, 1927)
JOHAN DIJKSTRA
Dutch, (1896-1978)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1927, De Vries p.55, 88; edition unknown. 8 1/4 x 14 7/8 in. Signed with the orange atelier stamp in the lower right corner. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from a vertical centerfold and minor soiling and stray yellow printer's ink in the bottom margin. The name of the artist appears in the upper right corner as typescript. It seems that in the mid-twenties, the Ploeg artists were discussing the possibility of creating a portfolio of Ploeg prints which could be used as a sort of promotional gift for art dealers, museums etc. They decided to launch a competition for a cover design. According to De Vries, Dijkstra submitted at least two (this being one of them). At the next meeting, however, it turned out that the other members were not very enthusiastic about the idea and the project was eventually abandoned.
ON HOLD

Boarders (Kostgangers) -  DIJKSTRA

Boarders (Kostgangers)
JOHAN DIJKSTRA
Dutch, (1896-1978)
Woodcut, 1924-25, DeVries H25 (ii/II); edition unknown. 6 1/8 x 8 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Dijkstra studied at the Academie Minerva in Groningen and from 1920-21 he studied at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. He was one of the founders of de Ploeg, the Dutch group of expressionist printmakers and painters.
$900

Sleeping Landworkers (Slapende Landarbeiders) -  DIJKSTRA

Sleeping Landworkers (Slapende Landarbeiders)
JOHAN DIJKSTRA
Dutch, (1896-1978)
Woodcut, 1924, DeVries H10; edition unknown. 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. Printed by the artist "eigendr..." This is a fine impression printed on study wove paper. The margins are substantial. The condition is very good apart from marginal specks here and there. According to de Vries, the block was printed for the cover of the de Ploeg exhibition catalogue from 1924. This is a signed proof before publication. (Words were added below the image in typography by H.N. Werkman.)
$750

Stairwell, Dark -  DOI

Stairwell, Dark
ISAMI DOI
American, (1903-1965)
Woodcut printed in dark brown ink, circa 1928, edition unknown. 8 1/2 x 6 3/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on fairly thin light cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good. Doi studied for two years at the University of Hawaii. He then went to Columbia University for five years and subsequently spent a year in Paris. He stayed in New York until 1938 then he returned to his native Hawaii. This is a rare print and we recently sold a very similar print which was dated 1928.
SOLD

Cafe Scene -  DOM

Cafe Scene
POL DOM
Dutch, (b. 1885)
Linoleum cut printed in black and light brown., circa 1925-30, edition unknown. 11 1/4 x 10 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with narrow margins. The condition is very good apart from a small subtle stain just on the edge of the image, lower left corner. Pol Dom was born in Antwerp, Belgium and lived and worked in The Hague from 1927. He was educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and was active as a watercolor painter, illustrator, printmaker, sculptor and caricaturist. He was member of the Pulchri Studio in The Hague. Cafe Scene is his best known block print.
$800

Feeding Time (Etenstijd) -  DUPONT

Feeding Time (Etenstijd)
PIETER DUPONT
Dutch, (1870-1911)
Etching, 1898, Dupont 65, van Wisselingh 308; edition 100. 11 x 13 5/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. (The paper is VAN GELDER ZONEN.) This expertly crafted print was done in Paris and it's part of the series depicting working horses called "L'Outillage."
$900

Backyard Corner -  GAG

Backyard Corner
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Lithograph, 1930, Winnan 80, edition 100. 10 3/8 x 12 7/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. this is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This stellar work was printed by George Miller in New York. Winnan cites fifteen impressions in museum collections around the world including the Kupferstichkabinett in Basel, The British Museum in London and the Pushkin State Museum in Moscow.
$2,500

Wendingen Mask Number (Wendingen Maskernummer) -  HOLST

Wendingen Mask Number (Wendingen Maskernummer)
RICHARD ROLAND HOLST
Dutch, (1868-1938)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1920, Le Coultre 3-6/7; edition unknown. 12 1/2 x 25 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone on the right. Dated on the stone on the left. This is a fine impression on light brown paper with probably the full margins. The condition is fine apart from minor soft rippling here and there. This is a rare proof impression printed as a cover for some copies of this issue of Wendingen. According to Le Coultre, "...also exists with a cover printed on a smooth surface brown paper, probably on a hand press by Roland Holst himself. This was pasted over the existing cover and sometimes over the raffia binding as well." See page 100-101 of Wendingen: A Journal for the Arts 1918-32 (2001), by Martijn F. Le Coultre et al. The theme of this issue is quite simply, masks.
$1,200

Evening Wind -  HOPPER

Evening Wind
EDWARD HOPPER
American, (1882-1967)
Etching, 1921, Levin Plate 77, edition unknown. 6 7/8 x 8 5/16 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This iconic American etching is in the collection of multiple museums including the Whitney, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art and the British Museum, among others. A drawing study for the etching is located in the Whitney Museum of Art.
PRICE ON REQUEST

Head Willows- Lieselotten-Land (Kopfweiden) -  JANSSEN

Head Willows- Lieselotten-Land (Kopfweiden)
HORST JANSSEN
German, (1929-1995)
Etching and aquatint, 1987, Griffelkunst 90, edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 11 3/4 in. Initialed, titled and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil. Here we have a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This compelling image is one of many intaglios produced by Janssen at the Giffelkunst-Vereinigung in Hamburg. They have been publishing prints since 1925. There's a Horst Janssen Museum in his hometown, Oldenburg.
$950

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