Richard Lindner, ‘Fun City’, 1971, Phillips

Property from the Estate of Martin Lipton, Boca Raton

All sheets: various sizes
Smallest sheet: 26 1/2 x 20 in. (67.3 x 50.8 cm)

All signed and numbered 6/26, XLII/LXXV, LXXV/LXXV, 10/175, IX/LXXV, XLV/LXXV, IX/LXXV and seven numbered 24/26 in pencil respectively (the editions were 26, 175 in Arabic numerals, 75 in Roman numerals and 15 artist's proofs), published by Shorewood Publishers Inc., New York, seven framed.

Including: Hit; Uptown; Shoot; Fun City; NY Men; Fifth Avenue; 24 Hr. Self Service; Out of Towners; Poet; First Avenue; Man Walking...; Lollipop; On; and Girl with a Hoop

About Richard Lindner

A successful illustrator for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Richard Lindner took up painting in his 50s, drawing on expressionistic exaggeration, Surrealist fantasy, and Cubist manipulations of form. He became known for erotic and enigmatic renderings, first based on memories from his childhood in Germany and later inspired by the vulgar, fetishistic aspects of life in New York. His harsh colors and highly defined outlines exaggerated the garishness of the streetwalkers, circus women, and men in uniform that became his favorite subjects. Overtones of Berlin’s cabaret culture of the 1930s infuse his style. Although his work shares some aspects of Pop art, he avoided the association.

German, 1901-1978, Hamburg, Germany

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