Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 62

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

RIVA HELFOND (1910-2002)

Sleeping Girl.
Lithograph. 318x445 mm; 12 1/2x17 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin. Published by the Works Progress Administration, New York. 1935-43.

A very good impression.

Helfond taught at the Federal Art Project's Harlem Community Art Center in the late 1930s before working in the Works Progress Administration's graphics division. Helfond worked in traditional printing techniques such as lithography as well as the new fine art medium, the screenprint, alongside Anthony Velonis (1911-1997).