Jun 18, 2020 - Sale 2538

Sale 2538 - Lot 155

Price Realized: $ 1,430
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
NELL BLAINE (1922-1996) A NEW WEEKLY NEWSPAPER / THE VILLAGE VOICE. Display card. Circa 1955.
13 1/4x10 1/2 inches, 33 3/4x26 3/4 cm.
Condition A / A-: minor unobtrusive creases, abrasions and restoration at edges and in image. Mounted on card. Matted and framed.
Virginia-born Nell Blaine moved to New York in 1942 to study painting with Hans Hoffmann. She was the youngest member of the American Abstract Artists, and was a founding member of the Jane Street Gallery. After contracting polio in 1959, Blaine was told she would never paint again, but she was strong enough to draw and paint with watercolors. She was the first art director of the Village Voice, and in 1955, designed their original masthead and layout.