Jun 24, 2010 - Sale 2219

Sale 2219 - Lot 7

Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
DOX THRASH (1892 - 1965)
Three Ladies (Facing Right).

Color carborundum relief etching, circa 1943-44. 216x140mm; 8 1/2x5 1/2 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, one of only four known impressions. A good impression of this very scarce print.

Illustrated: Dox Thrash: An African American Master Printmaker Rediscovered, Philadelphia Museum of Art, fig. 53, p. 37.

Dox Thrash created two versions of Three Ladies, mirror images of one another, as he experimented with both color and surrealism in the early 1940s. Ittmann lists only one other known impression of this print. Ittmann pl. 148, p. 120.