Ben Schonzeit, Yankee Flame, Collotype, 1975
Ben Schonzeit (American, b. 1942)
- Image Size: 27 x 19.3 in. (68.58 x 49.02 cm.)
- Overall Size: 30 x 22.25 in. (76.2 x 56.52 cm.)
This collotype in colors by photorealist pioneer artist Ben Schonzeit was created in 1975 for the portfolio America: the Third Century, commissioned by Mobil Oil Corporation in which 13 American artists, including Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and others created works celebrating America's bicentennial.
Yankee Flame combines the iconic images of George Washington, Coca-Cola and the Statue of Liberty into a collaged interpretation of contemporary American life and the meaning of freedom.
This work is in excellent condition and never framed. It was acquired as part of an America: the Third Century full portfolio.
Signature: Signed and dated lower right; numbered lower left in pencil
Provenance: America: The Third Century Portfolio, 1975