Apr 06, 2017 - Sale 2442

Sale 2442 - Lot 20

Price Realized: $ 9,100
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
DOX THRASH (1893 - 1965)
Ruined Cabin.

Carborundum mezzotint on cream wove paper, circa late 1930s - early 1940s. 184x222 mm; 7 1/4x8 3/4 inches, wide (full?) margins. Signed in pencil, lower right.

A very good, dark proof of this very scarce print. We have found no other impressions at auction. Ittman notes only two impressions in private collections.

Possibly a childhood memory of growing up in Georgia, Dox Thrash shows in this evocative print both his experimental technique in carborundum and an unromantic view of the black experience in rural America. Ittmann 90.