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Raymond Saunders, Duck Out of Water, from America: The Third Century Portfolio, 1975

$595.00
Raymond Saunders

Duck Out of Water, from America: The Third Century Portfolio, 1975

Lithograph and Silkscreen on paper with deckled edges on two sides and collage additions. Hand Signed. Numbered. Unframed.
30 × 22 3/8 in
76.2 × 56.8 cm

Edition 50/200

"Duck out of Water" is a lithograph and screenprint with collage additions created by Raymond Saunders for the portfolio "America: the Third Century" celebrating the bi-centennial (200th Anniversary) of the United States of America. This 1970s print - a literal duck out of water, is perhaps also a subtle political reference to the US itself being out of its element and having perhaps lost its way following our involvement in the Vietnam War, Watergate and the Nixon era.
Raymond Saunders is an American artist born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1934. Saunders works in a large variety of media, but is mainly known for work that encompasses painting and transversal media juxtaposition, sometimes bordering on the sculptural (as in Pieces of Visual Thinking, 1987) but always retaining the relation to the flat wall key to modernism in painting. Saunders' painting is expressive, and often incorporates collage (mostly small bits of printed paper found in everyday life), chalked words (sometimes crossed out), and other elements that add references and texture without breaking the strong abstract compositional structure. This lends a sense of social narrative to even his abstract work which sets it apart from artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Jim Dine, or Cy Twombly, with which it has obvious affinities. Besides his painting, Saunders in known for his late 1960s pamphlet Black is a Color arguing against metaphoric uses of the concept 'black' in both the mainstream abstract and conceptual art world and Black Nationalist cultural writing of the time.

In fine condition. Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed and numbered along left side recto.
 
Published by APC Editions, printed by Cirrus Editions, Ltd., Los Angeles

 

 

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Raymond Saunders

Duck Out of Water, from America: The Third Century Portfolio, 1975

Lithograph and Silkscreen on paper with deckled edges on two sides and collage additions. Hand Signed. Numbered. Unframed.
30 × 22 3/8 in
76.2 × 56.8 cm

Edition 50/200

"Duck out of Water" is a lithograph and screenprint with collage additions created by Raymond Saunders for the portfolio "America: the Third Century" celebrating the bi-centennial (200th Anniversary) of the United States of America. This 1970s print - a literal duck out of water, is perhaps also a subtle political reference to the US itself being out of its element and having perhaps lost its way following our involvement in the Vietnam War, Watergate and the Nixon era.
Raymond Saunders is an American artist born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1934. Saunders works in a large variety of media, but is mainly known for work that encompasses painting and transversal media juxtaposition, sometimes bordering on the sculptural (as in Pieces of Visual Thinking, 1987) but always retaining the relation to the flat wall key to modernism in painting. Saunders' painting is expressive, and often incorporates collage (mostly small bits of printed paper found in everyday life), chalked words (sometimes crossed out), and other elements that add references and texture without breaking the strong abstract compositional structure. This lends a sense of social narrative to even his abstract work which sets it apart from artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Jim Dine, or Cy Twombly, with which it has obvious affinities. Besides his painting, Saunders in known for his late 1960s pamphlet Black is a Color arguing against metaphoric uses of the concept 'black' in both the mainstream abstract and conceptual art world and Black Nationalist cultural writing of the time.

In fine condition. Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed and numbered along left side recto.
 
Published by APC Editions, printed by Cirrus Editions, Ltd., Los Angeles

 

 

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Weight: 3.00 LBS
Width: 22.00
Height: 30.00
Shipping: Calculated at Checkout