Red Grooms, ‘STOCKHOLM PRINT’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Red Grooms, ‘STOCKHOLM PRINT’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Red Grooms, ‘STOCKHOLM PRINT’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery

This clever and imaginative vintage Red Grooms silkscreen was created in 1973 for the legendary New York Collection for Stockholm portfolio, issued to commemorate the collection of paintings and sculpture by top New York artists of the 1960s, assembled by Hultén and Klüver for the Moderna Museet Museum in Stockholm. The roster of artists included is a who's who's of the New York art world during one of its most influential decades: Lee Bontecou, John Chamberlain, Walter De Maria, Jim Dine, Mark Di Suvero, Dan Flavin, Red Grooms, Hans Haacke, Donald Judd, Elsworth Kelly, Sol Lewitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Louise Nevelson, Kenneth Noland, Claes Oldenburg, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, George Segal, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and others. This work is fully reference in the catalogue raisonne of Red Grooms prints, reproduced as a full page. Red Grooms explains,
"Billy Kluver [of Moderna Museet museum] asked me to do an image for the portfolio. E.A.T. [Rauschenberg's printing company] was producing in connection with the New York Portfolio for Stockholm. Rather than coming up with a concrete image, I opted for a visual stream of consciousness." (p. 79)
This work, sometimes referred to as "E.A.T." or "Expedition" interchangeably (after the text in the image) is sold in an elegant wooden frame, with plexiglass Framed and ready to hang!
Frame: 15.25 inches by 16.25 inches
Sheet: 9 inches by 12 inches
Publisher: Experiments in Art and Technology, Printed at Styria Studio

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Signature: Pencil signed, dated and numbered recto (front); Stamped in black on verso "© Copyright 1973 By Red Grooms Printed At Styria Studio"

Publisher: Experiments in Art and Technology, Printed at Styria Studio

Catalogue Raisonne: "Red Grooms, The Graphic Work", Knestrick, Plate 43, page 79.

About Red Grooms

Red Grooms’ “Ruckus Manhattan” in the mid-1970s humorously transformed Grand Central Terminal into a 3-D caricature of New York City. “I wanted to do a novelistic portrait of Manhattan from Battery Park to Grant’s tomb,” Grooms explained. The comic-book inspired interactive installation included iconic landmarks—the subway, Central Park, the Apollo Theater, the Woolworth building—populated by life-sized wooden figures of prostitutes, thieves, gamblers, tourists, shoppers, and families, revealing the city’s grit as well as its glamour. It was lauded for its effect of turning Manhattan—then threatening and oppressive—into a place of wonder. Since then, Grooms has “made a career of affectionate parody,” according one critic, through satirical, pop culture-infused prints and sculptural tableaux in homage to his adopted city.

American, b. 1937, Nashville, Tennessee, based in New York, New York