Sep 15, 2005 - Sale 2049

Sale 2049 - Lot 66

Price Realized: $ 18,400
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000
Mr. X (first version).

Carborundum mezzotint over etched guidelines on cream wove paper, circa 1937-8. 167x132 mm; 61/2x51/4 inches, wide margins. Only four other known impressions. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. Published by the Federal Art Project, WPA, New York. Recorded in the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. A very good impression of this scarce print.

A self-portrait of the artist, one of only three known print self-portraits. Ittmann 79.