Current Inventory by Milton Avery

Dawn

Artist: Milton Avery
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Milton Avery (1893-1965) Dawn – 1952, Woodcut. Lunn 40. Edition 15 in black ink; an edition of 100 in black and yellow was published by the Collectors of American Art. Signed, dated and numbered 12/15 in pencil. Image size 7 1/8 x 9 inches (181 x 229 mm); sheet size 8 7/8 x 14 inches (4225x 356 mm). A fine, painterly impression, in black ink, on off-white wove Japan, with full margins (5/8 to 2 1/2 inches). Restored minor loss in the top center sheet edge, well away from the image, otherwise in excellent condition. An impression from the scarce first edition, […]

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Nude

Artist: Milton Avery
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  Milton Avery (1893-1965) Nude – 1953, Woodcut. Lunn 49. Artist’s proof before the original editions of 20 each in black, green, and blue and black, plus 25 in gray, totaling 85. Signed, dated and annotated Artist’s Proof in pencil. Image size 3 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches (303 x 244 mm); sheet size 17 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches (454 x 302 mm). A fine, richly inked, painterly impression, in dark grey-green ink, on cream wove Japan, with full margins (1 to 3 1/8 inches), in excellent condition. Avery cut his woodcuts himself, and printed them himself (sometimes with […]

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Rooster

Artist: Milton Avery
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Milton Avery (1893-1965), Rooster, woodcut, 1953, signed and dated in pencil lower right. Reference: Lunn 50, fourth state (of 4), published in an edition of 100 by Collectors of American Art. In very good condition, with full margins, 9 5/8 x 7 1/4,  the sheet 12 x 9 inches (24.5 x 18.4, the sheet 30.5 x 22.9 m.), printed on a cream Japan paper, in blue and black. A fine impression, printed in blue and black. Avery loved cutting and printing woodcuts, and experimenting with different color combinations on some of them. For Rooster, he initially made editions of 25 […]

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My Wife Sally

Artist: Milton Avery
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        Milton Avery (1893-1965),  My Wife Sally, drypoint, 1934, signed, dated and numbered in pencil [also signed in the plate on Sally’s writing pad], from the edition of 100. Reference: Lunn 5 (only state). In excellent condition, on a cream wove paper, the full sheet, 5 5/8 x 8 1/2, the sheet 13 x 14 3/4 inches, archival window matting. A fine fresh impression, printed in a dark brown ink. Provenance: Associated American Artists, with their certificate appended to the mat verso. This is a relatively early print by Avery, done in a period when he was creating […]

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Young Girl Nude

Artist: Milton Avery
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Milton Avery (1893-1965), Young Girl Nude, drypoint, 1935, signed, dated and numbered in pencil, from the edition of 100. Reference: Lunn 7 (only state). In excellent condition, on a cream wove paper, the full sheet, 9 15/16 x 4 15/16, the sheet 14 7/8 x 13 1/8 inches, archival matting. A fine fresh impression, printed in black ink,with substantial burr from the drypoint work. This is a relatively early print by Avery, done in a period when he was creating drypoints and before the work on wood. Here he’s working in a Mannerist mode, with the bodily exaggerations reminiscent of […]

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Little Girl

Artist: Milton Avery
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Milton Avery (1893-1965), Little Girl, drypoint, signed and dated in pencil lower right, numbered lower left (23/60) [also signed in the plate lower left). Reference: Lunn 11 (only state), from the edition of 60. In very good condition, on a cream wove paper, the full sheet, 8 3/4 x 4 3/4, the sheet 15 x 13 inches; archival window matting. A fine impression, printed in a brownish/black ink, with a veil of plate tone. Milton Avery made his first drypoint just after his daughter March was born, in 1932. Although primarily a painter, he turned to printmaking frequently throughout his career, making […]

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Fish

Artist: Milton Avery
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Milton Avery (1893-1965),  Fish, color woodcut, 1952, signed, dated and numbered (24/100) in pencil lower margin. Reference: Lunn 41, from the edition of 100 in dark green (there were also about 10 impressions in blue). In very good condition, with wide margins, 2 1/2 x 9, the sheet 7 x 15 3/8 inches. Printed in a greenish black ink on a very light wove paper. A fine clear impression. Avery made his woodcuts by rubbing the paper against the inked wood, using an implement such as a spoon. In this impression of Fish the grain of the wood is evident; it serves […]

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