Richard Haas, City of Munich, Lithograph with Graphite Stencil, Signed, 1978 (Framed)
Framed and ready to hang.
Richard Haas, City of Munich, Offset Lithograph with Graphite Stencil on BFK Rives Paper. Image size: 12 3/4 inches (high) by 39 inches wide. Paper size: 17 1/2 inches high by 43 1/4 inches wide.
Framed, it measures: 20 1/2" H x 46 3/4" W
Publisher: Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York and Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany. Printer: Deli Sacilotto and Joe Petrozelli, Siena Studios, New York.
This is a rare, hand signed proof, which makes the work more unique. It is aside from the regular edition of 150.
This work was acquired from the collection of a major New York City law firm.
Catalogue Raisonne Reference: The Prints of Richard Haas, John Szoke, 80.
This lithograph was done in conjunction with a Richard Haas exhibition in Munich. The use of original offset printing was pioneered by Deli Sacilotto and Joe Petrozellio, and at the time, was heavily used by Brooke Alexander, the publisher of this impressive print.
(American, b. 1936) is one of the world's leading architectural muralists, and is best known for his trompe l'oeil paintings. His paintings are held in collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Fogg Art Museum. He has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Whitney Museum, and others.
He has created numerous "make-believe" buildings, including an entire streetscape at Manhattan's South Street Seaport, 13 murals of New York publishing houses for the New York Public Library, Smithsonian Institution exteriors on an interior wall, and an entire exterior façade of the Boston Architectural Center. This depiction of Battery Park at night incorporates an almost photographic image. The buildings are delineated in a painterly style but with the sharpness of an architect’s eye.