H.C. Westermann, ‘See America First’, 1968, Print, The complete set of 17 lithographs in colors, on Copperplate Deluxe paper, the full sheets, with title page/colophon, all contained in the original plywood slipcase constructed by the artist, with hand woodburning., Phillips
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H.C. Westermann

See America First, 1968

The complete set of 17 lithographs in colors, on Copperplate Deluxe paper, the full sheets, with title page/colophon, all contained in the original plywood slipcase constructed by the artist, with hand woodburning.
Edition 11/20
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all S. 22 x 30 in. (55.9 x 76.2 cm) five vertical

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The phrase was emblazoned …

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All signed, dated and numbered 11/20 in pencil (there were also 2-4 artist's proofs for each), published by Tamarind Lithography Workshop, …
H.C. Westermann
American, 1922–1981
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H.C. Westermann is known for his folkloric sculptures and works on paper that pair strong moral commentary with playfulness and humor, particularly in his recurring image of the Death Ship. Influenced by his combat experience in World War II and Korea, he frequently depicted scenes of ships burning or sinking among doomed human figures in rat-infested ports. His carved wood sculptures, mixed-media assemblages, and lithographs, woodcuts, and linoleum prints reference Surrealism, Expressionism, Pop art, and "low art" forms like comic books.

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H.C. Westermann, ‘See America First’, 1968, Print, The complete set of 17 lithographs in colors, on Copperplate Deluxe paper, the full sheets, with title page/colophon, all contained in the original plywood slipcase constructed by the artist, with hand woodburning., Phillips
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all S. 22 x 30 in. (55.9 x 76.2 cm) five vertical

From the Catalogue:
The phrase was emblazoned seemingly everywhere; SEE AMERICA FIRST featured prominently in advertisements for railways, national parks and bus lines — as well as in America’s collective consciousness during the 1960s. Expert craftsman and Korean War …

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All signed, dated and numbered 11/20 in pencil (there were also 2-4 artist's proofs for each), published by Tamarind Lithography Workshop, …
H.C. Westermann
American, 1922–1981
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H.C. Westermann is known for his folkloric sculptures and works on paper that pair strong moral commentary with playfulness and humor, particularly in his recurring image of the Death Ship. Influenced by his combat experience in World War II and Korea, he frequently depicted scenes of ships burning or sinking among doomed human figures in rat-infested ports. His carved wood sculptures, mixed-media assemblages, and lithographs, woodcuts, and linoleum prints reference Surrealism, Expressionism, Pop art, and "low art" forms like comic books.

H.C. Westermann

See America First, 1968

The complete set of 17 lithographs in colors, on Copperplate Deluxe paper, the full sheets, with title page/colophon, all contained in the original plywood slipcase constructed by the artist, with hand woodburning.
Edition 11/20
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