Jun 06, 2024 - Sale 2671

Sale 2671 - Lot 11

Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
The Archaics: Who Will Accept our Offering at this End of Autumn?

Lithograph on white Italia wove paper, 1962-66. 510x690 mm; 20x27 inches (sheet), full margins. Signed, titled, dated, and numbered 16/19 in pencil, lower margin. Printed and published by ULAE, West Islip, with the blind stamp lower left. A very good impression of this extremely scarce lithograph.

Hartigan (1922-2008) was among the foremost female artists of the Abstract Expressionists--along with Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler-- and a centerpiece of the lively, bohemian New York school that included her friends Jackson Pollock, Larry Rivers, Frankenthaler, Willem and Elaine de Kooning and Franz Kline. She was the only woman artist whose work was included in The MOMA's landmark 1958-59 exhibition "The New American Painting" which visited eight European countries over the course of a year, showcasing seventeen different American artists and forever changing the way Europeans viewed American art.

During the 1960s, she relocated to Baltimore and, from 1965, worked at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where she was the director of the Hoffberger Graduate School of Painting. Sparks 13.