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JANE DICKSON "Thou Shalt Not Steal" (Eighth Commandment) 1987, 4 Color Lithograph on Dieu Donne handmade paper. Signed. Dated. Numbered. Unframed.

Jane Dixon

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This four color lithograph on Dieu Donne handmade paper is signed, dated and numbered from the limited edition of 84.  This rare Jane Dickson print was created as part of the 1987 portfolio "The Ten Commandments", in which ten top Jewish American artists were each invited to choose an Old Testament commandment to interpret in contemporary lithographic form. The "Chosen" artists were, in order of Commandment: Kenny Scharf, Joseph Nechvatal, Gretchen Bender, April Gornik, Robert Kushner, Nancy Spero, Vito Acconci, Jane Dickson, Judy Rifka and Richard Bosman. This lithograph is in excellent condition; unframed. This is the first time it will have been removed from the original portfolio case. (shown). Lisa Liebmann, who wrote the introduction to the collection, observed:  "...The image has, for most of us, replaced the word..."  With respect to the present work she writes, "Jane Dickson [and Richard Bosman] have more chilling news. In addressing the EIGHTH COMMANDMENT against stealing  and the TENTH COMMANDMENT against coveting one's neighbor's house or goods, they both address the current fashions in white collar crime. Dickson places us at the vantage of a neutral bugging device, from where we look downward through a picture-window at the figures of two men in business suits. That is all we see. That is all, it seems, we need to see these days, to jump to the conclusion that stealing through wheeling and dealing is what is taking place..." Excellent original condition. Unframed with deckled edges.

 SIGNATURE

Signed, dated and numbered from the limited edition of 84 in graphite

PROVENANCE

Housed in the original Ten Commandments Portfolio, 1987, Art Issue Editions, Inc.

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Description

This four color lithograph on Dieu Donne handmade paper is signed, dated and numbered from the limited edition of 84.  This rare Jane Dickson print was created as part of the 1987 portfolio "The Ten Commandments", in which ten top Jewish American artists were each invited to choose an Old Testament commandment to interpret in contemporary lithographic form. The "Chosen" artists were, in order of Commandment: Kenny Scharf, Joseph Nechvatal, Gretchen Bender, April Gornik, Robert Kushner, Nancy Spero, Vito Acconci, Jane Dickson, Judy Rifka and Richard Bosman. This lithograph is in excellent condition; unframed. This is the first time it will have been removed from the original portfolio case. (shown). Lisa Liebmann, who wrote the introduction to the collection, observed:  "...The image has, for most of us, replaced the word..."  With respect to the present work she writes, "Jane Dickson [and Richard Bosman] have more chilling news. In addressing the EIGHTH COMMANDMENT against stealing  and the TENTH COMMANDMENT against coveting one's neighbor's house or goods, they both address the current fashions in white collar crime. Dickson places us at the vantage of a neutral bugging device, from where we look downward through a picture-window at the figures of two men in business suits. That is all we see. That is all, it seems, we need to see these days, to jump to the conclusion that stealing through wheeling and dealing is what is taking place..." Excellent original condition. Unframed with deckled edges.

 SIGNATURE

Signed, dated and numbered from the limited edition of 84 in graphite

PROVENANCE

Housed in the original Ten Commandments Portfolio, 1987, Art Issue Editions, Inc.

Additional info

Weight: 5.00 LBS
Width: 18.00
Height: 24.00