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Alice Neel

The Youth, 1982

Lithograph in colors on Arches paper
38 × 25 in
96.5 × 63.5 cm
Edition of 175
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Published by Eleanor Ettinger, Inc., New York

A.P. 13/25

Condition Report: Mild light and time …

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Published by Eleanor Ettinger, Inc., New York

A.P. 13/25

Condition Report: Mild light and time staining verso. Print is rolled. Unframed.

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Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil along lower edge, with publisher's blindstamp
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Alice Neel
American, 1900–1984
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Alice Neel, one of the great portraitists of the 20th century, made starkly honest paintings of relatives, lovers, friends, and neighbors. A successor to the expressionism of Chaim Soutine, Edward Munch, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Neel used distorted drawing and invented color to reveal the character beneath each sitter’s physical appearance. Neel worked in obscurity for most of her career, painting a range of locals from salesmen to the homeless, but during the last two decades of her life, she finally gained recognition, receiving many honors and awards. Her later paintings include portraits of celebrity artists like Andy Warhol and Marisol, as well notable people such as Mayor Ed Koch and Bella Abzug.

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About the work
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Published by Eleanor Ettinger, Inc., New York

A.P. 13/25

Condition Report: Mild light and time …

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Published by Eleanor Ettinger, Inc., New York

A.P. 13/25

Condition Report: Mild light and time staining verso. Print is rolled. Unframed.

Signature
Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil along lower edge, with publisher's blindstamp
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Alice Neel
American, 1900–1984
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Alice Neel, one of the great portraitists of the 20th century, made starkly honest paintings of relatives, lovers, friends, and neighbors. A successor to the expressionism of Chaim Soutine, Edward Munch, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Neel used distorted drawing and invented color to reveal the character beneath each sitter’s physical appearance. Neel worked in obscurity for most of her career, painting a range of locals from salesmen to the homeless, but during the last two decades of her life, she finally gained recognition, receiving many honors and awards. Her later paintings include portraits of celebrity artists like Andy Warhol and Marisol, as well notable people such as Mayor Ed Koch and Bella Abzug.

Alice Neel

The Youth, 1982

Lithograph in colors on Arches paper
38 × 25 in
96.5 × 63.5 cm
Edition of 175
Bidding closed
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