Mid-20th century Ame ri can vintage Modernist serigraphs & printmaking of fauna. Frame: 15 12" Width x 12 12" Height.
Image: 10 14" Width x 7 34" Height. There's some minor to moderate acid burn along the edges of the non-archival, original mat board used in the color serigraph's initial frame preparation.We've decided to leave the work as it was discovered in an estate on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The mat board almost certainly should be changed for 100% cotton rag, archival mat board and the miter cut window through which the color serigraph print is viewed, sized just slightly smaller than the cut mat window now, in order to hide this resulting paper'tanning' along the edge of the earlier cut mat board. It's an easy fix but one we've left up to the new owner of the print, with the chance they will also prefer to view the print in a frame other than the one it's in now. The realization of the lion is a quintessentially mid-20th century Modernist one, with highly recognizable, Mod, stylized figuration and the use of a strong linear descriptive device and bright, nearly completely saturated, vivid color.
The serigraph is a two-pass color silkscreen print, using red orange and a lighter cantaloupe orange serigraph ink to complete the image over white paper. The print is signed'P.French' and titled'Ralph,' edition'#90/200. Playful and the kind of light-hearted iconography of friendly fauna, not only children but many of us, could use right about now in these especially frustrating, unprecedented, trying times. Good to Very Good overall vintage condition. FRENCH (USA 20TH C) SGND MOD LION COLOR SERIGRAPH TITLED RALPH #90/200 FRAMED" is in sale since Tuesday, July 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.