Jan 25, 2024 - Sale 2657

Sale 2657 - Lot 129

Price Realized: $ 15,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500


Our Daily Bread.
Etching and drypoint on cream wove paper, 1935. 240x183 mm; 9⅞x7 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "New York" in pencil, lower margins.

A superb, richly-inked impression of this scarce etching.

Friedlander was born in Latvia. In 1912, he went to Italy, where he met and worked with the Russian artist Maxim Gorky. During this period, he also received his only art training, studying etching, drawing, and relief printing at the Academy of Rome. In 1937, he emigrated to New York, where he worked full-time as an artist until his death. He is best known for his woodcuts and etchings, many of which are embued with a sharp social commentary reflecting the despair of the WPA era. His work is in many major American museums, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, and the Brooklyn Museum, in New York.