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RED GROOMS "LIght Madam", Rare Lt Edition Stratograph on rice paper, 1992

2.00 LBS
$75.00 (Fixed shipping cost)

Product Description

Red Grooms (American, b. 1937)
Signed and dated lower right; numbered lower left in red pencil; inscribed with inventory number in pencil on the reverse
Edition 30/75
Pace Editions, New York, pub.; Joe Wilfer, printer
"Light, Madam" is a rare,  elegantly stylized print on thin rice paper by renowned Pop artist Red Grooms, and it is reminiscent of Art Deco. The catalogue raisonné of Grooms' graphic works refers to this rare piece as stratograph, as it has the effect of a vintage photographic imprint. It depicts a modern Art Deco-style couple, featuring a well dressed woman seated on a chair with a long thin cigarette and an elegant gentleman offering her a light. 

Red Grooms said about this work: "It was terrific to work with Joe [Wilfer, his printer] again. He was just a wizard with his letterpress. He presented me with all kinds of proofs using different papers. He was always willing to go to any length to achieve the most effective results. Intimacy between a man and a woman has always been a favorite subject of mine." 

Red Grooms was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1937, and moved to New York in the 1950s. From his early involvement with the Pop artists in their "Happenings," he has become a major chronicler of urban life through his three dimensional life-sized sculptures and multiples, and his two-dimensional drawings and prints.
Literature: Catalogue Raisonné: 137, Knestrick

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