This is a charming suite of six color lithographs (Cole 61-66), many playfully erotic
56 x 43 x 0 cm
Each justified and signed in pencil by Hirsch
From a total edition of 145 suites, all printed on fine BFK Rives paper, this is ONE OF FIVE HORS-COMMERCE SETS WITH AN ADDITIONAL SET OF THE LITHOGRAPHS PRINTED IN BLACK, ALSO JUSTIFIED AND SIGNED IN PENCIL BY HIRSCH. Additionally signed by Hirsch on the limitation page.
Large folio. FINE AND BRIGHT WITH NO DEFECTS. In the original (very slightly worn) cloth folding case. A unique, important, and impressive item.
New York: Associated American Artists, 1969-1970. This is furthermore an outstanding association copy, WITH A SIGNED PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION FROM HIRSCH TO "LILYAN AND SYLVAN". Sylvan Cole (1918-2005), our founder, was the most important dealer in American prints of his (or any) generation, and as the director of Associated American Artists published thousands of prints, including this suite. He also compiled several catalogues raisonnés, including the one of Hirsch's prints. "Lilyan" was Cole's second wife.
Since each of the prints is signed, virtually all copies of this suite have been broken up. This copy is complete because it remained in Cole's private collection from the time Hirsch presented it to him until Cole died.; Reference: Cole 61-66
Born in 1910 in Philadelphia, Joseph Hirsch was an American artist associated with the Social Realism genre of the 1920s and 1930s. Read More