Artist: James Rizzi (American, 1950-2011).
Title: "Ash Can School".
Medium: Color silkscreen.
Date: Composed 1985.
Dimensions: Frame size: 10 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (267 x 317 mm). Image size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (89 x 140 mm).
Lot Note(s): Signed, titled, dated, and editioned in pencil, lower margin. Edition of 150. Light cream wove paper. Full margins. Fine impression. Overall good condition. Not examined out of the frame. Comment(s): Surprisingly scarce in spite of the limitation: “Gordon’s Print Prices” dos not locate a sale at auction as far back as 1985. Other impressions of this image have recently been offered by PopART-Kunsthaus, Niddatal, Germany ($3,002/€2,499) and Andreas Hess Art, Essen, Germany ($2,711/ €2,250). Rizzi was an American pop artist who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. While at the University of Florida he came up with the idea of 3D multiples now mostly associated with his name. Having taken classes in painting, printmaking, and sculpture, he had to hand in grade work for all three subjects, but only had time for doing one. So he created an etching, printed it twice, handcolored it, and mounted parts of the one print on top of the other, using wire as a means of adding depth. [30275-1-1600]