Title 'Chief' signed / numbered lithograph #39/100
Binding No Binding
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Northampton, MA Gehenna Press 1978
Inscription Signed by Illustrator(s)
Seller ID 000263
'CHIEF' Original lithograph by Leonard Baskin, SIGNED / NUMBERED PRINT - #39/100 Available is a rare original signed and numbered limited edition lithograph by internationally acclaimed sculptor and printmaker LEONARD BASKIN (American, 1922 - 2000). This engraving entitled 'Chief' dates from 1978, and predates his later series of Native American style subjects. It is signed in pencil by the artist on the front lower right "Baskin" and numbered on the lower left "39/100". The print is from a limited edition of only 100 impressions. It is in very good and bright condition, with a few faint creases along the perimeter of the image. See pictures for overall condition. Print measures 14" x 22-1/2" (sheet), 7-1/4" x 10-3/4" (image). CATALOG REFERENCE: This print is a non-cataloged piece from Baskin. Not listed in Alan Fern and Judith O'Sullivan's "The Complete Prints of Leonard Baskin, A Catalogue Raisonne 1948-1983". A well known draftsman, printmaker and sculptor, Leonard Baskin had the ability to depict in an abstract style man and his relation to the world. Whether working with bronze or wood or two-dimensional mediums, his focus remained on large heroic, but flawed human beings who at times recall photographic images of concentration-camp victims or birds with human bodies that suggest mythological forms. His works are part of the permanent collections at many of the world's leading galleries and museums, including the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Sculpture Gardens, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum, British Museum and Vatican Museum.