Progress - WANDA GAG
Lithograph, 1936, Winnan 110 (ii/II); edition 50. 8 1/8 x 11 3/4 in. Signed and dated in pencil. Here we have a superb impression with full margins. (The paper bears a RIVES watermark.) The condition is fine apart from two small tan paper hinges at the top corners, recto. Fifteen impressions are cited in museum collections. This print is somewhat unique for Gag and it shows the rise of a more urban America with advertising billboards and other assorted signs. So many of her prints are rural in nature depicting landscapes, country homes, flowers and intimate home settings. This memorable image is certainly meant to be a social commentary on Gag's part.
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