Feb 04 at 12:00 PM - Sale 2557 -

Sale 2557 - Lot 7

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

ROCKWELL KENT (1882-1971)


Meditation.
Lithograph. 268x195 mm; 10 3/8x7 1/2 inches, full margins. Edition of 100. Signed in pencil, lower margin. 1929.

A very good impression of this scarce lithograph. Burne-Jones 35.

Kent's And Now Where? originally appeared to the public in The New York Woman magazine in 1936. Kent was a WPA muralist whose commission for the Post Office in Washington, D.C. (now the Clinton Federal Building) was highly controversial. The mural portrayed Puerto Rico's first airmail delivery and seemed to sympathize with the cause for Puerto Rican independence. A woman is shown with a letter in Kuskokwim Eskimo dialect that reads "To the people of Puerto Rico, our friends! Let us change chiefs. That alone can make us equal and free!"