Nov 09, 2021 - Sale 2587

Sale 2587 - Lot 53

Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
CROTTY, RUSSELL. Out Under Western Skies. [20 pp]. 7 graphite on paper large-scale illustrations, including three double-page. Elephant folio (47 x 45 inches), original full tan cloth, canvas ties to spine. Unique example by the artist as "Principal Investigator" (per title), signed and dated by him. Russell Crotty is a Los Angeles based artist whose drawing practice centers around environmental issues, current and futuristic landscapes, as well as astronomy and outer space. His drawings usually include hand-written text and are often large in scale (as here) and sometimes three-dimensional. This work is from a series of hand-made books - graphite on paper - which he made in 2003, all in large format. This group of works was exhibited at The Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston in 2003, including the present example. Np: self-published, 2003