Richard Anuszkiewicz, TWIN TOWERS, 2001
Each year, Op Art pioneer Anuszkiewicz created a different limited edition print for close personal friends, family an/or individuals who were influential in his career. This evocative, poignant work with rich colors entitled "Twin Towers" is the Annual Edition for 2001, created for the holiday season immediately following the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City. Anuszkiewicz' Annual Editions were not created for commercial use, and were thus quite scarce, though now a number of these special personal gifts have been entering the secondary market as the artist's friends and associates are, sadly, passing on.
"Twin Towers" is one of the most desirable and elusive of the series - as it is rarely seen on the market. This one was personally dedicated to "Marty" - the artist's attorney. It should be noted that there is overall surface scratching to the silkscreen some smudging (grease) of the image and smudging at the bottom of the word "Towers" - difficult to show in the photographs. It could use evening out by a restorer but is otherwise stable and in good vintage condition. This work is sold "as is" - and the condition issues are reflected in the lowered price for such a rare and desirable work.
Signed, stamped and inscribed; Hand signed and dated 2001 in pencil and hand titled "Twin Towers" on the recto (front)by Richard Anuszkiewicz. Inscribed "For Marty" (Marty was Anuszkiewicz' family attorney.) In addition, the verso (back) of this piece bears the date, artists printed name and copyright.
Provenance: Gifted and inscribed by the artist to Marty, his personal attorney.